Health Care Experts to Debate at August 31st Public Meeting

(Albuquerque)— With the Obama Administration’s health care proposal changing on a near-daily basis and Congressional town hall meetings stirring up controversy like never before, citizens need to be involved now, more than ever, in the health care debate.

To that end, the Rio Grande Foundation will be hosting a health care debate between Cato Institute Director of Health Policy Studies, Michael Cannon and AFSCME’s Carter Bundy; on August 31, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm at the Albuquerque Museum which is located at 2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.

Cost of the event is $10 payable by cash or check at the door. Light snacks and beverages will be available. Space is limited and this is sure to be a popular event given the pressing nature of the topic, so let us know you’re coming by emailing us at:

Cannon and Bundy will discuss the current state of the health care debate in Washington, explain how it impacts New Mexicans, and offer thoughts on recent legislative changes and reforms he would like to see Congress make to the US health care system. Said Rio Grand Foundation President Paul Gessing, “We are very excited to be hosting these health care experts at a time when Congress is ready to debate and make a final push for greater government intervention.”

Said Gessing, “We will provide a respectful and fair forum. Media outlets are welcome to cover the event as well as long as appropriate arrangements are made ahead of time.”

Cannon has recently been in heavy rotation as a guest on television and radio talk shows and he has worked closely with Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) on free market health care legislation that would weaken the grip health insurance companies have over customers in particular states.

Bundy has written and spoken extensively on health care issues on a variety of New Mexico media outlets, most prominently at the website