State Senator David G. Argall (R-29) recently hosted a public forum with local employees, employers and healthcare providers titled: Reforming Healthcare: The Pennsylvania Perspective.

Representatives from the AFL-CIO, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Schuylkill Chamber, Hospital and Healthsystem Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Capitol Blue Cross, and the Schuylkill Alliance for Healthcare Access came together at the Pennsylvania State University – Schuylkill Campus – to discuss some of the most controversial healthcare reform initiatives on the state and federal levels.

"No greater debate is at the state and national forefront right now than the access to high-quality, affordable healthcare," said Argall. "Those who were not able to attend the forum will have an opportunity to view the program carried by local cable companies free of charge," Argall added.

The program will air on:

Ÿ Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) every Tuesday at 9 p.m.

Ÿ Comcast in Pottsville (Channel 7) every Monday at 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Ÿ Reading (Channel 21) and Hamburg (Channel 19) every Monday at 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and every Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Ÿ Service Electric (Channel 19) the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The program is also available on Shen-Heights TV and WLYN TV 35 in Hazelton. Please check local listings for air times.

Senator Argall's report is also available online at www.senatorargall.com [1].