I just got off the phone with the White House press office. They’re still not giving out any details about President Barack Obama’s visit to Bozeman on Friday, but they did confirm that he will indeed be hosting a town hall meeting on health care reform.
This from a White House spokesman:
“(Obama) will be talking about health care, specifically talking about how under health care reform insurance companies won’t be able to drop or water down insurance coverage if you become ill…”
According to the spokesperson the event will be open to ticketed members of the public. Event details and ticketing information should released later today or early tomorrow morning. I’ll post the details to The Lowdown as soon as I have them.
This morning the Washington Post gave us a sneak preview of what we can expect to hear from Obama on Friday:
“On Friday, he is scheduled to hold a town hall meeting in Bozeman, Mont., to discuss the plight of people dropped from their health insurance plans because of an illness.”
“The stepped-up effort by the president comes as the Democratic National Committee and Organizing for America, a grass-root advocacy group set up as a successor to his campaign apparatus, are encouraging volunteers to fan out across the country to sway reluctant lawmakers to support the proposals now moving through Congress. Supporters are also being enlisted to show up at public events with members of Congress to counterbalance the sometimes angry outbursts from opponents.”
Keep checking back for more information.