By Tony Walter
Green Bay Press Gazette
June 10, 2009
Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, said today that President Barack Obama’s agenda for Thursday’s town hall meeting in Green Bay will emphasize the importance of providing health care regardless of patients’ ability to pay as well as the need to create a competitive insurance marketplace.
The event is scheduled to begin the event at 12:10 p.m. at Green Bay Southwest High School.
“I’m happy to know that the president has the same idea as the people of the 8th (Congressional) District,” Kagen said during a conference call. “I’m also happy that the president has chosen Green Bay, Wisconsin, because he really wants to listen to ordinary people, the hard-working people of Northeastern Wisconsin.”
Kagen said he expects Obama to focus on the need for major change in health care coverage, a plan to guarantee coverage for everyone, and decreasing costs to help stimulate the economy by creating more jobs.