We have just confirmed that Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing will be included as a member of Rep. Martin Heinrich’s health care panel at his upcoming town hall meeting this Saturday, August 22, 2009. The event will be held from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the UNM Continuing Education Building which is located at 1634 University Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque. If you plan to attend, it is highly recommended that you arrive early as space will be limited and those who support an increased role for government in our health care system will be out in force. In fact, some are concerned that supporters of the government takeover are being told the event starts at 2:30 rather than 3:00 in order to get more of them to show up.
Nonetheless, this is bound to be one of the most important health care related events in Albuquerque in some time.
Gessing will represent the Rio Grande Foundation on the panel and will be a voice for market-based health care reforms. He’ll also show how government is not the solution to all of our health care problems. While he’ll undoubtedly be outnumbered, his inclusion on the panel at all is a clear sign that proponents of additional government intervention in American health care are starting to realize that other opinions must be recognized in this important public policy debate. See you there this Saturday!