NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES TO JOIN PRESIDENT CLINTON, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO CALL FOR REAL HMO REFORM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Partnership for Women & Families President Judith L. Lichtman will join members of Congress and other supporters of HMO reform to launch a nationwide internet petition urging Congressional leaders to take immediate action on the Patients' Bill of Rights Act. The petition will be unveiled at a news conference:
Friday, April 9, 9:15AM
HC-5, The Capitol
In addition to Lichtman, speakers will include Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack, and U.S. Representatives Brian Baird (D-WA), David Bonior (D-MI), James Clyburn (D-SC), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), John Dingell (D-MI), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and Ted Strickland (D-OH).
Following the press conference in Washington, Lichtman will ride with members of Congress and other leaders of national organizations on a charter bus to Philadelphia, where they will join President Clinton for an HMO Reform Rally. Other speakers at the Philadelphia rally will include U.S. Representatives David Bonior (D-MI), Robert Borski (D-PA), Robert Brady (D-PA), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Chaka Fattah (D-PA), AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, and Philadelphia Mayor Edward Rendell.
The National Partnership is leading more than 180 organizations in the fight for meaningful patient protections.
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The National Partnership for Women & Families (formerly the Women’s Legal Defense Fund) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.
NOTE: For more information about the Patients’ Bill of Rights Act and the National Partnership for Women & Families’ Quality Health Care Initiative, call Margaret Prinzavalli Sotham at 202/986-2600
National Partnership for Women & Families.