2009.08.05: August 5, 2009: Headlines: Public Health: Medicine: Driehaus: COS - Senegal: Congress: Politics: Cincinnati.com: Steve Driehaus writes: A conversation about health reform

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Senegal: Special Report: Congressman and Senegal RPCV Steve Driehaus: 2009.08.05: August 5, 2009: Headlines: Public Health: Medicine: Driehaus: COS - Senegal: Congress: Politics: Cincinnati.com: Steve Driehaus writes: A conversation about health reform

By Admin1 (admin) (98.188.147.225) on Friday, August 14, 2009 - 1:01 pm: Edit Post

Steve Driehaus writes: A conversation about health reform

Steve Driehaus writes: A conversation about health reform

"We need solutions that guarantee no one can be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. We need assurances that a person changing jobs won't lose health coverage. We need to give patients more choices when it comes to health care, and we need to make sure doctors and patients are choosing the best treatments. At the same time, we need to pay for health care reform responsibly. Meaningful reform must include protections that will reduce costs for small-business owners and the middle class, not worsen their burdens. We can help pay for these reforms by cutting costs and eliminating waste in our health care system. Moving from a system of illness and treatment toward a system of wellness and prevention will help to drive down costs. Investing in health care IT will help to eliminate waste while improving quality of care. These savings will help to provide quality, affordable health care for every American. Health care reform is a complex task that requires input from all those affected. That's why I joined with other moderate Democrats in delaying a vote on health care reform until the fall. Before we move forward, we need to have these conversations so that every voice is heard and every viewpoint is considered." Senegal RPCV Steve Driehaus was elected to Congress in 2008. Driehaus had served in the Ohio House of Representatives since 2001 and has served as Minority Whip since 2005.

Steve Driehaus writes: A conversation about health reform

A conversation about health reform

By U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus August 5, 2009

With the U.S. House adjourned for the summer work period, I have had the opportunity to meet with numerous constituents, and I look forward to hearing from many more in coming weeks. I will be reaching out to people across Greater Cincinnati at Congress on Your Corner events, tele-townhall conferences, and meetings with a various groups and individuals. This is an ideal time to address the challenges facing our country and community, particularly the debate over health care.

This is a critical issue, and I'm committed to taking the time necessary to fix health care reform in a way that addresses problems and gives families in Cincinnati and across the country peace of mind.

We need solutions that guarantee no one can be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. We need assurances that a person changing jobs won't lose health coverage. We need to give patients more choices when it comes to health care, and we need to make sure doctors and patients are choosing the best treatments.

At the same time, we need to pay for health care reform responsibly. Meaningful reform must include protections that will reduce costs for small-business owners and the middle class, not worsen their burdens. We can help pay for these reforms by cutting costs and eliminating waste in our health care system. Moving from a system of illness and treatment toward a system of wellness and prevention will help to drive down costs. Investing in health care IT will help to eliminate waste while improving quality of care. These savings will help to provide quality, affordable health care for every American.

Health care reform is a complex task that requires input from all those affected. That's why I joined with other moderate Democrats in delaying a vote on health care reform until the fall. Before we move forward, we need to have these conversations so that every voice is heard and every viewpoint is considered.

I have recently met with groups representing a range of opinions on health care. As always, my door is open and I invite more conversations no matter your opinion. This conversation is too important for anyone to be left out, and I welcome a lively discussion on health care and any other issue affecting my constituents.
Advertisement

I know that the people in Greater Cincinnati are concerned and informed citizens who engage in the debate on important issues in a thoughtful and thorough way. We can disagree on these issues, but we share the values of civility and respect for one another that have defined and strengthened our community for generations.

These values will guide our discussion and improve the debate as we continue to work toward health care reform. These are the values I was raised to embrace growing up on the west side of Cincinnati, and these are the values that I'm proud to represent.

I look forward to hearing from you.

U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus, D-Price Hill, represents Ohio's 1st District.




Links to Related Topics (Tags):

Headlines: August, 2009; RPCV Steve Driehaus (Senegal); Public Health; Medicine; RPCV Steve Driehaus (Senegal); Peace Corps Senegal; Directory of Senegal RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Senegal RPCVs; Congress; Politics; Ohio





When this story was posted in August 2009, this was on the front page of PCOL:




Peace Corps Online The Independent News Forum serving Returned Peace Corps Volunteers RSS Feed

 Site Index Search PCOL with Google Contact PCOL Recent Posts Bulletin Board Open Discussion RPCV Directory Register

Join Us Mr. President! Date: June 26 2009 No: 1380 Join Us Mr. President!
"We will double the size of the Peace Corps by its 50th anniversary in 2011. And we'll reach out to other nations to engage their young people in similar programs, so that we work side by side to take on the common challenges that confront all humanity," said Barack Obama during his campaign. Returned Volunteers rally and and march to the White House to support a bold new Peace Corps for a new age. Latest: Senator Dodd introduces Peace Corps Improvement and Expansion Act of 2009 .

Meet Aaron Williams - Our Next Director Date: July 30 2009 No: 1411 Meet Aaron Williams - Our Next Director
Senator Dodd's Senate Subcommittee held confirmation hearings for Aaron Williams to become the 18th Peace Corps Director. "It's exciting to have a nominee who served in the Peace Corps and also has experience in international development and management," said Dodd as he put Williams on the fast track to be confirmed by the full Senate before the August recess. Read our exclusive coverage of the hearings and our biography of Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams.

July 11, 2009: House says Yes, Senate No Date: July 11 2009 No: 1390 July 11, 2009: House says Yes, Senate No
Senate Funding for Peace Corps Falls Short of Goal 10 Jul
House supports $450M Peace Corps Budget 17 Jun
Senator Kit Bond says PC is Smart Power 29 Jun
Parents Keep Dream Alive for Fallen Zambia PCV 3 Jul
PCVs Safe in Honduras after Coup 28 Jun
Jahanshah Javid recalls Peace Corps Volunteers in Iran 22 Jun
Peace Corps to return to Sierra Leone in 2010 18 Jun
Ryan Van Duzer rode bike from Honduras to Boulder 17 Jun
Monica Mills Named a Top Grassroots Lobbyist 12 Jun
Tiffany Nelson teaches - and learns in China 12 Jun
Dr. Roger Brooks spent 35 years with Concord Schools 9 Jun
Dr. Catherine Taylor Foster administered Polio vaccine in Nepal 8 Jun
Bill Lorah Runs Pre-Collegiate Program in Colorado 7 Jun
Brian Carroll writes: An African village adapts 7 Jun
Rebekah Martin finds love is not enough 6 Jun
Peter Bartholomew helps preserve Korean traditional culture 5 Jun
Obama speaks to Islamic World at Cairo University 4 Jun
Matt Hepp combines humanitarian and climbing objectives 4 Jun
Juana Bordas named 2009 Unique Woman of Colorado 2 Jun
Phil Hardberger left his mark on San Antonio 31 May
Philip Nix retires as headmaster of Day School 31 May

New: More Stories from June and July 2009

May 30, 2009: Peace Corps' Roadmap Date: May 29 2009 No: 1369 May 30, 2009: Peace Corps' Roadmap
Peace Corps' Roadmap for the Future 26 May
Who are the Candidates for Peace Corps Director? 24 May
Have French Atomic Tests put PCVs at Risk? 1 May
Obama asks Congress for 10% increase in PC Budget 7 May
Guy Consolmagno debunks "Angels & Demons" 22 May
Obama praises Dodd at credit card signing 22 May
John Garamendi front runner in California primary 22 May
Al Kamen writes: New management structure at PC HQ? 22 May
Damian Wampler's play Twin Towers opens in NYC 21 May
Michael Volpe learns that DC is networking capital 21 May
Dr. Mike Metke returns to Costa Rica 10 May
Jesse Fleisher Lives well on less 14 May
Al Kamen writes: PCVs peak at 11,000 under Obama Budget 11 May
James W. Kostenblatt is making a difference in Mozambique 10 May
Karen and Warren Master host Kyrgyzstan teen 9 May
Alberto Ibargüen writes: The Future of Newspapers 9 May
PC Monitor 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus in Mexico 1 May
Paul Theroux writes: Obama and the Peace Corps 1 May
Johnnie Carson to head State Department African Affairs 29 Apr
Michael O'Hanlon writes: Grading Obama's First 100 Days 29 Apr
Amy Potthast writes: The Peace Corps Lottery 23 Apr
Read more stories from April and May 2009.

Director Ron Tschetter:  The PCOL Interview Date: December 9 2008 No: 1296 Director Ron Tschetter: The PCOL Interview
Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter sat down for an in-depth interview to discuss the evacuation from Bolivia, political appointees at Peace Corps headquarters, the five year rule, the Peace Corps Foundation, the internet and the Peace Corps, how the transition is going, and what the prospects are for doubling the size of the Peace Corps by 2011. Read the interview and you are sure to learn something new about the Peace Corps. PCOL previously did an interview with Director Gaddi Vasquez.



Read the stories and leave your comments.








Some postings on Peace Corps Online are provided to the individual members of this group without permission of the copyright owner for the non-profit purposes of criticism, comment, education, scholarship, and research under the "Fair Use" provisions of U.S. Government copyright laws and they may not be distributed further without permission of the copyright owner. Peace Corps Online does not vouch for the accuracy of the content of the postings, which is the sole responsibility of the copyright holder.

Story Source: Cincinnati.com

This story has been posted in the following forums: : Headlines; Public Health; Medicine; Driehaus; COS - Senegal; Congress; Politics

PCOL44467
53


Add a Message


This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.
Username:  
Password:
E-mail: