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Discussing Issues That Shape Our Future

Our club never takes sides but our speakers do

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The Columbia Basin Badger Club is an exciting and vibrant organization dedicated to civil discourse

of the important topics of the day.  We pride ourselves in being non-partisan.  Our club never takes sides, but our speakers do, and the result is often a lively discussion that improves our understanding of the world around us.

  
  

Speakers at our monthly forums have spanned a wide range of ideas and opinions that have included legalization of marijuana, same sex marriage, and the proposals to remove the lower Snake River dams to name just a few. 

And our lineup of topics for 2017 promises to be just as stimulating and enlightening.


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Next Meeting:

Healthcare



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Healthcare and the Affordable Care Act is a very complicated topic indeed.  On October 26th we will focus on ways that the current system might be changed to improve cost and the delivery of care.  We will have two speakers, one presenting free-market solutions and the other presenting single payer.  What side are you on?  It’s more complicated than you think and we will ask some of the hard questions.  Join us and be a part of the discussion.


Speaker Info

Roger Stark, MD:

Dr. Roger Stark is the health care policy analyst at Washington Policy Center and a retired physician. He is the author of two books including The Patient-Centered Solution: Our Health Care Crisis, How It Happened, and How We Can Fix It. He has also authored numerous in-depth studies on health care policy for WPC, including The Impact of the Affordable Care Act in Washington State, A Review of the Medicaid Program: Its Impact in Washington State and Efforts at Reform in Other States, What Works and What Doesn’t: A Review of Health Care Reform in the States, and Health Care Reform that Works: An Update on Health Savings Accounts. Over a 12-month period in 2013 and 2014, Dr. Stark testified before three different Congressional committees in Washington DC regarding the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Stark graduated from the University of Nebraska’s College of Medicine and he completed his general surgery residency in Seattle and his cardiothoracic residency at the University of Utah. After practicing in Tacoma he moved to Bellevue and was one of the co-founders of the open heart surgery program at Overlake Hospital. He has served on the hospital’s governing board. He retired from private practice in 2001 and became actively involved in the hospital’s Foundation, serving as Board Chair and Executive Director. He currently serves on the Board of the Washington Liability Reform Coalition and is an active member of the Woodinville Rotary. He and his wife live on the Eastside and have children and grandchildren in the area.

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Robert Burden, RHU: 

Bob is recently retired from Group Health where he held the position of Executive Director, Market Development, Group Health Central Washington.



When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 

Where: 11:30am Richland Shilo Inn


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  or Email RSVP@ColumbiaBasinBadgers.com 
  or Call our message phone at 628-6011

Cost: Member $20, Non-Members $25, Day of Event $30

 


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And part of what makes this club so special is that members ask questions directly of our speakers and

can expect direct answers and a better understanding of the issue.

All our forums are open to the public and we invite everyone to join and share in the benefits that the club provides.  The name Columbia Basin Badger Club reflects our tenacity to seek out clear information, yet we maintain a sense of humor and civility as we tackle the tough issues that are before us.

If this makes sense to you then you are just the person that the Badger Club is seeking. 

We invite you to join us. 

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3) Follow the on screen directions

4) The cost of the Forum is $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non members

 

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