Yet it's not a problem that's widely discussed. Organizers of Cover the Uninsured Week hope to change that with forums like Wednesday's 11 a.m.-7 p.m. health fair at West End Mall where Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin is set to kick off the event.
The effort, which is being underwritten by the Robert Wood Johnson and W.K. Kellogg foundations and the California Endowment, aims to bring together people from across the political spectrum to get them talking about the crisis of the uninsured and possible salves.
"Our hope is that people come together in as apolitical a way as possible to bring this effort to the forefront and deal with it creatively," says Jamal Simmons, the field organizer for Cover the Uninsured Week Atlanta.
On Thursday, the public is invited to attend a round table discussion from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Atlanta Historical Society on West Paces Ferry Road. Union representatives and business leaders, as well as representatives from the Georgia Department of Labor are expected to attend.
On Friday morning, religious leaders get together over breakfast, and Simmons says he expects a number of the attendees will be working the issue into Sunday sermons.
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