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Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D, MI) to Host Forum on Universal Healthcare

Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus, will host be hosting a health care issue forum entitled, “Guaranteed Affordable Health Care For All In America: A National Symposium On Politics, Policy, & Possibilities For Change In America.” during the upcoming Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, September 24-27, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC.

The health care forum will be held Thursday, September 25th, at 2pm, in room 209A. Panelists will include:

Dr. John Santa, director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center at Consumer’s Union

Professor Leonard Rodberg of Queens College at the City University of New York and Research Director of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program’s New York Metro Chapter

Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Member of Congress

Mohammed Akhter, President of the National Medical Association;

Herbert Smitherman, co-author of Taking Care of the Uninsured: A Path to Reform

Marcia Dyson of Georgetown University

The event is free and open to the public.
Congressman Conyers made the Following statement regarding his upcoming issue forum:


. . . .I am very excited to be hosting my annual health care issue forum at the Congressional Black Caucus’ Legislative Weekend. This year, my forum will explore how our health care crisis affects economically disadvantaged minority communities. It is my belief that our current corporate non-system of health care is both unsustainable and inhumane. I look forward to hearing from this panel of health policy experts, politicians, and public intellectuals about potential solutions to our health care access and delivery shortcomings, which tragically fail America’s communities of color on a daily basis. . . .