Daschle asks Americans to help reform health care

As the Transition's Health Policy team puts together its recommendations for the incoming Obama-Biden Administration, we want your thoughts and suggestions.

That's why we're asking Americans all across the country to host health care community discussions over the next few weeks to get input and ideas from their friends, family, and communities.

Senator Tom Daschle, leader of the Transition's Health Policy Team, will be selecting one of these meetings to attend in person. And just like the Obama campaign did with its platform meetings this past summer, after the meetings are over, the team will use the advice to put together their final recommendations for the new administration.

President-Elect Obama has made clear that health reform is a top priority -- not only because all Americans deserve quality, affordable care, but because it's essential to getting the economy back on track.

"Our long-term fiscal prospects will have a hard time improving as long as sky-rocketing health care costs are holding us all down," he said. "These health care community discussions are a great way for the American people to have a direct say in our health care reform efforts."

If you're interested in hosting a health care community discussion in your home or neighborhood anytime from December 15th to the 31st, sign up here.

And you can learn more about the Obama-Biden Transition's approach to health policy here.

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