GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Both the Web site and phone lines to request tickets to President Barack Obama's Town Hall Meeting in Grand Junction on Saturday have closed.
A few tickets to the event were made available to the public. Ticket requesters could go to a Web site to leave a voicemail on a special phone line. Both opened at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The phone line was closed at 6 p.m. Wednesday, the Web site stopped accepting requests at 12 p.m. today.
If you requested tickets and receive them, please call 11 News and let us know! We'd like to interview people who get tickets. Call 970-243-1111 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not get tickets, 11 News will have live coverage of the President's visit starting at 3:30 p.m. We will also be streaming live on this Web site.
Press Release from the White House:
On Saturday August 15, 2009, President Barack Obama and the First Family will arrive in Colorado and President Obama will hold a town hall meeting in Grand Junction. At the President’s town hall, he will discuss how under health insurance reform, insurance companies will have to abide by yearly caps on how much they can charge for out-of-pocket expenses to eliminate unlimited costs such as co-pays and deductibles.
Following the stop in Colorado, the First Family will travel to the Grand Canyon and Phoenix, AZ before returning to Washington. This week, the President will hold three town hall meetings on health insurance reform. The first one, in Portsmouth, NH, was focused on how under health insurance reform, there will be no discrimination for pre-existing conditions – that insurance companies will be prohibited from refusing you coverage because of your medical history. The second town hall, in Belgrade, MT, is about how under health insurance reform, insurance companies will be prohibited from dropping or watering down insurance coverage for those who become seriously ill.
SATURDAY, August 15, 2009
Arrival Time: 3:45 p.m. local time
Departure Time: 6:15 p.m. local time
Town Hall Meeting with President Barack Obama
Central High School – Warrior Gym
550 Warrior Way
Grand Junction, CO 81504
Event Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. local time