Following in the footsteps of United States Congress members all over the country, Santa Barbara’s Rep. Lois Capps will hold an informational session on the efforts to reform the nation’s health care system. The meeting will be held at the First United Methodist Church, this Wednesday, September 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Capps, a former nurse, is an avowed supporter of America’s Affordable Health Choices Act. “Reforming our broken health insurance system is a cause that I’ve been extensively involved in throughout my life,” she said in a recent press release, “and I am strongly supportive of our reform legislation:.I look forward to continuing this conversation with my constituents.”

The event is being co-hosted by the church’s pastor, Hillary Chrisley, and other members of Santa Barbara’s faith community, and is supported by the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara’s education fund. The evening will be moderated by onetime Santa Barbara mayor Hal Conklin, and will also feature health care experts Dr. Edward Bentley and Joyce Ellen Lippman, who is the director of the Area Agency on Aging. The speakers will field questions from the public, who are invited to the event free of charge, but should be aware that seating is limited to 210 people, with priority given to those who live within the 23rd Congressional District. No political placards will be allowed inside the church.

The First United Methodist Church is located at 305 East Anapamu Street in downtown Santa Barbara.


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