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SPOKANE, Wash. - Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, will host a town hall meeting in Spokane focused on health care Wednesday at Mead High School.

Rep. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, the lead Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, will present his plan to attendees. Citizens will then have an opportunity to ask questions of Ericksen and Parker.

"After visiting with thousands of constituents throughout the summer, I can say unequivocally that health care reform is on everyone's minds," Parker said. "I have heard from many constituents who are dealing with high costs, losing insurance when they lose their jobs and need more options. That is why I supported our solutions during the last legislative session. I will continue to work for responsible and effective health care reform and look forward to hearing from citizens about the plan."

The town hall will be:

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Mead High School auditorium
302 W. Hastings Road

"The proposals I support would provide more options for the uninsured, working individuals and families," Parker said. "I don't support a government-run plan that will reduce choice and quality of care, while increasing bureaucracy. However, we can implement reforms at the state level to reduce costs and increase access."

There is no RSVP required for the event.

What questions do you have for Rep. Kevin Parker and Rep. Doug Ericksen? Share your thoughts by leaving your comments in the section below.

- Washington State House of Representatives

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