Murkowski Announces Details for Town Hall Meetings on Health Care in Wasilla and Soldotna

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today announced that her town hall meetings on health care will be held in Wasilla on Friday, August 28, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. – noon at the Menard Sports Center and in Soldotna on Saturday, August 29, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. – noon at the Soldotna Sports Center.

“I have heard from thousands of Alaskans about the health care proposals currently being debated in Congress,” said Murkowski. “As a member of the Senate Health Committee, I voted against the Democrat bill that passed the committee last month. There were many problems with that bill, the biggest being the staggering cost – over $1 trillion dollars that would leave as many as 34 million people without coverage. Health care will be at the top of our agenda when Congress returns from recess in September and I want to meet with as many Alaskans as I can in August to hear their thoughts before returning to Washington.”

Sen. Murkowski has already held town hall meetings in Fairbanks and Anchorage.

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