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Tentative Agenda: Public Meeting


All meetings take place at:
Wilbur Cohen Building
300 Independence Avenue, SW.,
Washington, DC 20201

Room 5051, the Snow Room.
The meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Citizens’ Health Care Working Group: Public Meeting

8:30-9:00: Administrative Matters

9:00-10:30 Questions for America, Round 1

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45 -12:00 Questions for America, Round 1 (continued)

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Budget and Related Issues

Priorities, cushion

Working Group Meetings

Community Meetings

How many community meetings will Members Attend?

Criteria for selection of Members for each meeting

How many Member meetings will Members attend?

Role of Members at community meetings

Role of staff


Structure of webcast meetings held by the Working Group versus those hosted by outside organizations

Scope, style, discussion guide, and questions for each

Methods of reporting and analyzing results

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:30 Analysis of Citizen Input

Sources of Input and level of reliance and publication of each

National random sample

Signature and standardized meetings

Staff assisted meetings

Member meetings

Webcast meetings

Outsider hosted meetings

The web survey

For each type, discuss

Audience recruitment and makeup

Format and method of preparing, reviewing, and publishing reports

4:30: Adjourn, or continue discussing administrative matters

Thursday, December 15

Citizens’ Health Care Working Group: Public Meeting

8:30-10:30 Questions for America, Round 2

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Looking to the Future—Developing Recommendations

Overview of fundamental issues as seen through

National opinion polls

Policy proposals

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:45 Draft Outline on Report on Preliminary Recommendations

1:45-2:00 External Affairs

Partners update

Discussion of What Member can do to attract and encourage partners

Media Update: Media events related to community meetings


2:00 Adjourn