KENNEWICK, Wash. - Across the country, the proposed health care reform is a controversial debate. Here in Eastern Washington more than 1,500 citizens have contacted Congressman Doc Hastings. Congressman Hastings says 80% of the calls are from citizens opposing the reform.
Hastings believes the reform must focus on putting patients first and lowering costs. He said, "We must increase choices, make health cost deductable, expand health savings accounts, end waste fraud and abuse, and control unnecessary losses that drive up cost for everyone."
Congressman Hastings will be speaking tomorrow at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Kennewick. The speech starts at 11:45 a.m. and is followed by a question and answer period. Along with health care, Hastings will also discuss a recent proposal to remove Four Snake River dams as well as Hanford funding.