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Panel to discuss children’s health insurance

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Experts and advocates will gather to discuss health insurance for North Carolina children at a luncheon meeting at downtown Raleigh’s Exploris Museum on March 13.

Panelists will explore existing programs as well as ideas for expanding coverage for children, including proposals from Gov. Mike Easley and Action for Children North Carolina.

The lunch meeting, which is open to the public, is hosted by NC Policy Watch, a program of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, and Action for Children, a statewide advocacy group.

Panelists include Lanier Cansler, president of Cansler Fuqua Solutions and a former state legislator; Mark Holmes, vice president of the N.C. Institute of Medicine; and Tom Vitaglione, senior fellow for health and safely with Action for Children.

The meeting is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; registration deadline is March 9.  Admission is $10 and includes a box lunch.

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