Candidates' health care reform plans debated

By Kristen Bole

Public health experts will convene for a half-day conference to discuss the two Presidential candidates’ vastly differing suggestions for health care reform and assess the impact of each. The group will review the necessary elements of a reform and evaluate each plan from the perspective of women, low-income communities, public health advocates and health care providers. The meeting also will develop an action plan to inform California policymakers directly of the group’s views on reform proposals that promote health and wellness, and public health policies and programs. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Registration is free, but required.

The conference is being hosted by The Center for Policy Analysis, California Public Health Association-North, Women LEAD for Health, and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.

**Date:** Wednesday, October 22, 2008

**Time:** 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

**Place:** State of California Office Building
455 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco

To register in advance, please visit

or call (510) 285-5554