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Lawton residents will have the opportunity to share their health care experiences and concerns next week at the second of Oklahomans for Health Care Reform’s ongoing town hall meetings throughout the state.
Oklahomans for Health Care Reform kicked off the successful series last month in Noble.
The format in Lawton will be open, with audience members sharing their stories and suggesting solutions to make Oklahomans healthier and provide better access to care.
Oklahomans for Health Care Reform is an alliance of consumers, small businesses, patient advocates, medical professionals and others who are sick and tired of seeing health insurance companies deny care and kill life-saving legislation. Oklahomans for Health Care Reform seeks to draw attention to the need for increased oversight of the under-regulated industry and greater fairness in how it treats policyholders.
Oklahomans for Health Care Reform is nonpartisan and focuses on state-specific solutions rather than waiting for Congress to act.
Participants will include legislators; state agency personnel; small-business owners; patients, doctors and health care providers; and anyone who is interested in providing policymakers with reliable information for use in upcoming legislative sessions.
WHO: Oklahomans for Health Care Reform (www.okhealthcarereform.com)
WHAT: Second in a series of town-hall meetings throughout the state
WHERE: Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Oakwood Conference Room, 3401 W Gore, Lawton
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13
Legislators and candidates who have been invited to attend are:
House District 42: Lisa Billy
House District 47: Leslie Osborn
House District 50: Dennis Johnson
House District 51: Corey Holland
House District 52: Charles Ortega
House District 55: Ryan McMullen
House District 55 candidates: Todd Russ, Larry Peck, Alex Damon, Jeff Ledford
House District 56: Phil Richardson
House District 62: T.W. Shannon
House District 63: Don Armes
House District 64: Ann Coody
House District 65: Joe Dorman
Senate District 24: Anthony Sykes
Senate District 14: Johnnie Crutchfield
Senate District 23: Ron Justice
Senate District 32: Randy Bass
Senate District 31: Don Barrington
U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole