Health Care Reform to be Discussed at the Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation Forum, Sept. 29

The Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation, or CPD, and the League of Women Voters of Larimer County invite the public to participate in a public forum concerning health care reform from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sept. 29 at the university’s Lory Student Center’s North Ballroom.

Participants in the forum, aided by CPD facilitators, will work in breakout groups to consider some primary distinctions in health reform proposals and discuss the tough choices inherent to those reforms. In particular, participants will consider the primary values underlying health care reform, and the responsibilities of individuals, employers and the government in reform.

Additionally, the discussion will include current proposals under consideration by the state’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Care Reform also known as the "208 Commission." For more information about the Commission, visit

Organizers aim to help prepare residents to provide feedback to their state Legislators and the 208 Commission at their upcoming public hearing in Fort Collins from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St.

Information captured by CPD note takers at the Sept. 29 forum will be summarized in a report that will be posted online and provided to the 208 Commission and state Legislators, who will be considering the 208 Commission proposals during the spring session.

For more information contact Mart?n Carcasson, director of the CPD, at or (970) 491-5628. Information is also available at