By Miriam Raftery
February 17, 2012 (San Diego) – State Senator Juan Vargas will join with California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to co-host a town hall meeting Thursday, February 23 from 6-8 p.m. Topics will include how to file complaints with the Dept. of Insurance, disaster preparedness and recovery, and senior issues such as annuities, Medicare advantage and supplements, scams, and long-term care insurance.
Healthcare reform supporters have indicated plans to protest at the event over Vargas ducking two key votes on a healthcare for all Californians measure which would have cut profits for insurance companies and implemented a single-payer system, a key plank in the state Democratic party platform. The insurance industry has spent well over a million dollars to elect Vargas in the state Legislature.
Jones has implemented numerous reforms to help consumers since his election to the state’s Insurance Commissioner office.
The event will be held at Gompers Preparatory Academy Auditorium, 1005 47th Street, San Diego. RSVP to 619.409.7690 or firstname.lastname@example.org