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Lee to host health care forum Friday in Oakland

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, will host a discussion on the health care reform bill from 1 to 3 p.m. this Friday, April 30, in Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church, 408 W. MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland.

Lee’s office says she’ll be joined by “a diverse group of health care experts” speaking on how, and on what timeline, the new laws will affect people and families. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to HealthRSVP2010@mail.house.gov or (510) 763-0370.

The event should be an interesting bookend to the one she held last June at the very same church, at which she had urged progressives to keep demanding a single-payer health care system to ensure that any reform package passed by Congress would at least have a robust public option. In the end, of course, it had neither.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    BaLee needs a “diverse group” who undoubtedly will agree with what she says, since she shows “ba-lee” any understanding of the complex legislation.