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Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Poway Democratic Club is Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 6:30 PM, in the Community Room at Creekside Plaza (behind Chipotle Mexican Grill), located at 13495 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064 (map).

Program: Can Trump and the GOP still cause the ACA to fail?


Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Sweet

The Senate's effort to repeal and replace the ACA collapsed in late July, but Trump has already signaled that he is ready to "let Obamacare implode" so that another effort to unwind the ACA can resume. Many questions about the future of the ACA remain, including: 1) Is the ACA failing? Could it fall apart on its own? 2) How can the Trump administration hobble the ACA without Congressional legislation? 3) Instead of destroying the ACA, what could be done to strengthen it? Dr. Sweet will discuss these questions and others relating to the ongoing struggle for health reform in our nation.

About the Speaker:

Lawrence Sweet, MD, is a physician (and lifelong Democrat) from San Diego who practiced neonatology (the care of premature babies and sick newborns) for 25 years at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist who did his residency and fellowship training at the University of New Mexico, UCSD Medical Center, and Rady Children's Hospital.

Note: Meetings are free and open to the public. Social time begins at 6:30 pm and the main program begins at 7 pm.

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