Brown to hold health town hall at UC
WASHINGTON - Cincinnati residents will get a chance next week to tell at least one of their senators what they think about the health care reform proposals being considered in Congress.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Lorain in northern Ohio, just announced that he'll hold a public forum on health insurance reform at the University of Cincinnati on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
During the forum, Brown will outline how health insurance reform will reduce private insurance premiums and out-of-pocket health care expenses, while giving all Americans insurance options during periods of unemployment.
He will hear from Ohioans struggling with rising health care costs and access to medical care. After a panel discussion, audience members will be able to ask questions. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
A spokeswoman for Sen. George Voinovich has said the Ohio Republican has no town hall meetings on health care scheduled for the Cincinnati area. Kentucky Sens. Jim Bunning and Mitch McConnell, both Republicans, also have not scheduled such an event in the Cincinnati area.