Congressman Adam Smith (D-09) will spend May 28 talking with constituents and healthcare experts about Washington state’s Medicare problems.  The following is the schedule of events for the day:  

Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings.  For further information or to speak with Smith during the day, please contact Katharine Lister in the district on cell at (202) 225-6902.

10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. Press Conference with Senator Murray, Representatives Norm Dicks (D-06), Jim McDermott (D-07) and Brian Baird (D-03) to talk about legislation to ensure that Washington’s seniors are treated on par with seniors around the country.   

Where: Group Health Hospital 
201 16th Ave East, Capitol Hill, Seattle 
6th floor of the main building

12:00 noon - 1:30p.m. Medicare Roundtable lunch hosted by Smith to talk about the next generation of Medicare reform – reimbursement rates, issues of access to quality care and feasibility of a Medicare prescription drug benefit are some of the issues to be discussed.  Participants in the roundtable include doctors, insurance providers, hospital administrators and senior advocates.  If you would like to attend the lunch, please contact Katharine Lister as soon as possible to ensure that there will be a lunch provided for you.

Where: Valley Medical Center 
400 South 43rd Street, Renton 
Board of Directors Conference Room

2:30p.m. – 3:15p.m. Smith meets with one hundred residents of Wesley Homes Retirement Community in Des Moines about Medicare and their needs and concerns with the program.  

Where: Wesley Homes Retirement Community
815 South 216th Street, Des Moines 
Gardens Building