OCTOBER 20, 2009: MARKEY HOSTS HEALTH CARE REFORM TOWN HALL MEETING IN NATICK
Natick, MA- Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) hosted a town hall meeting on health care reform last night in Natick. Constituents from across the 7th District attended the event, where Markey outlined the need for comprehensive health care reform legislation.
Rep. Ed Markey speaks at a health care reform town hall meeting in Natick
“As Congress continues its historic debate on health care, I am pleased to have heard from so many of my constituents last night and at other events over the past several weeks,” said Markey.
“This is a monumental moment for health care reform. We finally have a real chance to fix a broken system that has failed too many families, across the Commonwealth and across the country. Now is the time for real reform. And as Congress continues this historic debate, I will take your concerns back to Washington.”
Markey was joined at the event by State Sen. Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), State Rep. David Linsky, (D-Natick), Dr. Nikhil Wagle, co-founder of Doctors for America and Deborah Banda, Massachusetts state director of the AARP.
Markey is a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, one of three committees with jurisdiction over health care policy. In the coming weeks, Rep. Markey will join with other members of the House to consider landmark health care reform legislation.
State Sen. Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), Dr. Nikhil Wagle, Deborah Banda and State Rep. David Linsky, (D-Natick) appear with Rep.Markey at the town hall meeting.