Democrat Presidential Hopefuls Speak Out on Healthcare

FREE, Politics, UNLV | | March 23, 2007 at 11:30

UNLV will host one of the most important political forums on healthcare to date. The Democratic Presidential candidates are all invited; present for the discussion will be Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson. Sen Edwards announced today that he will stay in the race in spite of the news that his wife Elizabeth is suffering a reoccurence of breast cancer. The Edwards family’s challenges underscore the importance of just such a forum on our national crisis in healthcare.

The Forum will be at UNLV Cox Pavillion and is by invitation only. As expected, every seat will be occupied. If you are not one of the lucky chosen, you can follow the discussion from 9:00 am-2:00 pm by live video stream at ThinkProgress.org. You will need RealPlayer in order to view it: www.real.com. You can also submit a question to any/all of the candidates, to be processed by a panel of health care experts. Selected questions will be asked of the candidate by the moderator, Karen Tumulty of Time magazine, during the Q & A section. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). You can read about the SEIU and its fight for quality, affordable healthcare on their website: www.seiu.org

Nevada is considered, along with Iowa, a critical primary state for the candidates. Gov Bill Richardson of New Mexico has established a campaign office here.

Related Democrat Presidential Candidates on Health Care, www.americanprogressaction.org

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