Honorable Steve Kagen, M.D.

Wisconsin's former 8th District Representative

January 4, 2007 to December 22, 2010

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Kagen Reaches Over 11,000 Constituents in Tele-Town Hall Meetings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 24, 2009

Contact:  Jake Rubin
Office: (202) 225-5665

Kagen Reaches Over 11,000 Constituents in Tele-Town Hall Meetings

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)  Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. held three Tele-Town Hall Meetings this week, listening and responding to the concerns of over 11,000 constituents.

“From Freedom to Florence and everywhere in between, people have shared their views with me during these interactive forums,” said Kagen.  “Our Tele-Town Halls are an opportunity to discuss the critical problems facing everyone in Northeast Wisconsin including health care reform, energy independence and practicing fiscal responsibility as we take action to put our nation on the road to economic recovery.  I want to thank everyone who participated.”

Last week, the Chairmen of three House committees released a Discussion Draft of their legislation to provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending.  As Congressman Kagen analyzes the 852 page bill, he was able to hear first-hand from his constituents about their health care needs.

Dr. Kagen believes that Washington could learn a lot from the way health care is done in Northeast Wisconsin – delivering high quality of care at a low cost.

“As I continue to be the voice of my patients in Washington, these Tele-Town Hall meetings allow me to hear what people are thinking back home in real time.  They are the reason I am here and I am always listening to them so I can better represent them in Congress,” said Kagen.

Congressman Kagen has used emerging technology to stay in constant contact with his constituents.  You can listen to all three Tele-Town Hall meetings at www.kagen.house.gov.
 

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