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Obama Policy Director Leads Women's Health Forum

By Elana Gordon

Kansas City, MO – Senator Barack Obama's domestic policy director, Neera Tanden, met with Kansas City supporters yesterday for a town hall on women's health. The former Hillary Clinton advisor says it's important these types of meetings take place.

Tanden: One of the critical issues in this election is ensuring that people understand what's at stake.

Tanden outlined Senator Obama's health care plan and heard from a panel of local health experts at the forum. Councilwoman Cathy Jolly was a participant and made some recommendations to Tandem regarding cancer care.

Jolly: And so as we sit here and have this conversation, I'm advocating for more funding for research and for better treatment options because there's so much we need to do and there's so many different types of breast cancer.

Jolly is a breast cancer survivor and also advised Senator Clinton on her cancer policies during the primaries. Tanden later stated that Senator Obama will be releasing a specific cancer policy plan within the next few weeks.

Funding for health care coverage on KCUR has been provided by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

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