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League Presentations

The Local LWVMesa offers topic presentations related to League of Women Positions. They cover local and state issues of current concerns to the voter. You do not have to be a member to attend, and men and women are encouraged to join our lively discussions!

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Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Healthcare
Monday, March 24, 7 PM


Our speaker, Dr. Markovchick is the former Director of Emergency Medical Services, Denver Health; Past President of the American Board of Emergency Medicine; Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado; and Vice-President of Healthcare for All Colorado.
Dr. Markovchick will discuss the current funding of our $2.8 trillion healthcare system; significant wasteful spending and where this is; fraud and abuse in the delivery of healthcare and in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries; and how excessive costs in the U.S. healthcare system could be controlled.
Dr. Markovchick will also give suggestions for further readings and videos on this topic, and take questions following the presentation.

 


Healthcare Reform Update
Monday, April 14, 7 PM

Dr. Michael Pramenko presents an update on healthcare reform on April 14. Dr. Pramen-ko is the Executive Director of Primary Care Partners, the largest Primary Care Practice in Western Colorado. He is the immediate past-President of the Colorado Medical Society and before that, he served two terms as President of the Mesa County Medical Society. In 2007, he was named Family Physician of the Year by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians. As an outspoken proponent of Grand Junction's unique healthcare system, he has appeared on PBS's News Hour, NPR's Science Friday, and was interviewed by Tom Brokaw for NBC News.
Dr. Pramenko will provide an update on the policies and politics of healthcare reform. He will explain why healthcare reform is needed and how it will improve patients' experienc-es and access, the health of the whole population, and the value (cost) of healthcare. He will also describe local efforts at reform and what else is happening here at home. The presentation will end with questions from the audience.
These are the final LWVMC presentations for the spring—please mark your calendars and plan to be there! The public and press are cordially invited to attend.

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Above presentations will be at the Mesa County Central Library, downtown Grand Junction

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SEASONAL WORKERS AND
MIGRANT FAMILIES—A PANEL DISCUSSION

Now broadcast on channel 12 at 10:30am4:30pm and 10:30pm.

The CMU Sociology Club and the LWV Mesa County cordially invite interested students, the public and press to attend a panel discussion addressing issues surrounding migrant workers.
Panelists include facilitator Abigail Richardson, PhD, CMU Assistant Professor of Sociology and faculty sponsor of the Sociology Club; Bruce Talbott, owner and operator of Talbott Farms; Molly Greenlee, Migrant Education Program Coordinator; Nicole Bernal Ruiz, Hispanic Affairs Program Director; Tom Acker, Colorado Immigration Rights Coalition board member; Julie Mamo, Executive Director of Grand Valley Peace and Justice; and Jerry Otero, Regional Director, Office of U.S. Senator Mark Udall.

 

Air Quality Committee

Tune in to channel 12 coverage of the Air Quality Committee Forum held Sept. 23rd.

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monumentThe League of Women Voters of Mesa county is thoroughly dedicated to the fundamental principles of the League of Women Voters and to its activities in support of those principles. The League strives to implement those beliefs at the local - the grassroots  - level in Mesa County and in western Colorado. We assist and encourage voter education, information, and recruitment throughout our area  and we strive to work cooperatively with others with common interests.

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Mesa County League Administrative Team 2013-14

 

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