Federal Health Care Committee Hears Public Comment
The Citizens' Health Care Working Group -- a nonpartisan commission created by Congress to elicit public input on health care reform -- met in Los Angeles on Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The committee comprises 15 members, including HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, and plans to visit nearly 30 cities across the nation.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) was among the 500 attendees of the meeting. Villaraigosa criticized the federal government for not providing adequate strategies for insuring the 46 million U.S. residents who currently lack health care coverage (Lin, Los Angeles Times, 3/5).