everyday Americans about the need for health care reform
For immediate release
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
“Along the way I have met with hundreds of people and gathered stories of health care concerns that absolutely must be heard by the lawmakers in Washington, D.C.,” said Dr. Gurel. “I believe the health care reform bills being debated on Capitol Hill may very well be the most important pieces of legislation since the Civil Rights era.”
Dr. Gurel, who has walked along Lincoln Highway (US Route 30) for the majority of this trip, came up with the idea of the walk not in an effort to uphold any particular policy position or piece of legislation, but rather to bring out the voice of the people and to advance the principles of universality and affordability as a framework for moving the health care debate forward.
Upcoming stops on the Walk For Health Care include: Everett, PA on July 21; Breezy Point, PA on July 22; Hagerstown, MD on July 23; Frederick, MD, on July 24; Gaithersburg, MD on July 25; and Washington, DC on July 26.
Photo Credit: Darrell Sapp, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette