Elizabeth Roberts Won’t Stop Talking About Health Care

And why should she, really? The more I read, the more frightened I get. The news yesterday was that as the baby boomers are hitting 65, our already failing health care system is becoming totally swamped. So what’s a future-minded Lt. Governor to do? Why, hold a series a community meetings, of course!

Elizabeth Roberts is doing 16 meetings (holy cow, that’s a lot of meetings) across the state in order to get more people involved in the process of reforming health care in Rhode Island. Ours here in Cranston is next Monday, April 21st, at the Main branch of the library on Sockanosset Cross Road. All meetings will be held at 6:30 pm.

From the Lt. Governor’s office:

Roberts’ series of community meetings will be held as follows:

1. Thursday, April 3rd at Ada’s Creations: 1137 Broad Steet, Providence
2. Monday, April 14th at Phillips Street Hall: 51 North Phillips Street, East Providence
3. Wednesday, April 16th at the West Warwick Senior Center: 10 Factory Street West Warwick
4. Monday, April 21st at the Cranston Central Library: 140 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston
5. Monday, April 28th at Temple Beth El: 70 Orchard Street, Providence
6. Wednesday, April 30th at Thundermist Health Center: 450 Clinton Street, Woonsocket
7. Monday, May 5th at the Johnston Senior Center: 1291 Hartford Avenue, Johnston
8. Wednesday, May 7th at the Warren Senior Center: 12 Libby Lane, Warren
9. Monday, May 12th at the Pawtucket Public Library: 13 Summer Street, Pawtucket
10. Thursday, May 15th at the Warwick Public Library- Central Branch: 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick
11. Tuesday, May 20th at the Westerly Public Library: 44 Broad Street, Westerly
12. Thursday, May 22nd at the Smithfield Senior Center: 1 William J. Hawkins Trail, Greenville
13. Wednesday, May 28th at the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce: 230 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield
14. Monday, June 2nd at the Wanskuck Boys and Girls Club: 550 Branch Avenue, Providence
15. Wednesday, June 4th at Newport Hospital: 11 Friendship Street, Newport
16. Thursday, June 5th at the Cumberland Town Hall- Council Chambers: 580 Broad Street, Cumberland

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  1. Of competing interest on Monday, April 21st, is the school committee’s meeting for parents to learn more about the schools’ budget crisis and how it will impact our kids. But if you have already found out about this through your PTO or other means, then you might want to forgo, and save your help-the-schools time for the city council meeting on the 22nd, when parents really need to push for more funding.

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