Health officials convene roundtable

COMMERCE - Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard convened her fifth annual health clinics roundtable and second annual hospital roundtable discussion during which healthcare providers throughout the 34th Congressional district discussed their goals and challenges.At the outset of both meetings held at the Rosewood Park Center in Commerce, participants were urged to share their most critical priorities for health care reform. "I stand with you in our shared commitment to achieve a nation free of health disparities, with quality health outcomes for all, regardless of ethnic, racial or cultural background," Roybal-Allard told participants. "For we all know that the only way to improve the health of all Americans is to enhance the health of every American." Representatives from area clinics and hospitals received an overview of pending federal health care-related legislation, including the president's health care budget, updates on health care reform and prospects for the Fiscal Year 2011 Labor Health and Human Services Appropriations bill.

********** Published: March 12, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 47