Online Dialogue about Health Care Extended

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A national online discussion about health care reform, which was to end next week, has been extended
into December.

The discussion is the culmination of a yearlong effort _ ``Voices for Health Care'' _ in Kansas, Ohio and Mississippi to gather public input into health care reform. Organizers have opened up the online discussion to the rest of the country.

Participants are first asked to take an online survey to identify their priorities and suggestions for health care reform.

The survey, available at, was supposed to end Friday, but it has been extended through Nov. 26.

After that, a moderated follow-up online dialogue will encourage participants to work together on health care solutions. That
dialogue is now scheduled for early December, according to the
Kansas Health Care Consumer Coalition, which is coordinating the
effort in Kansas.

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