The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Medford United Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Medford United Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St.

State Sen.Alan Bates, D-Ashland, will be joined at the meeting by the Rev. Caren Caldwell of Medford United Methodist Church, Ellen Pinney of Oregon Health Action Campaign and Maribeth Healey of Oregonians for Health Security.

The speakers will update participants on the progress of the 2007 Legislature in addressing health-care coverage, including Healthy Kids, the Measure 50 bill to cover all Oregon children, and Senate Bill 329, called the Healthy Oregon Act.

The forum is sponsored by Oregon Action, Oregon Health Action Campaign, Oregonians for Health Security, Disabled United in Distressing Environments, La Clinica and Handicapped Awareness and Support League.