Hear about efforts to extend health care coverage in Oregon and nationally tonight during a talk by state Sen. Alan Bates and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's deputy director.

Hear about efforts to extend health care coverage in Oregon and nationally tonight during a talk by state Sen. Alan Bates and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's deputy director.

Bates and Maribeth Healey will be at Medford's library, 205 S. Central Ave., at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.

The pair will talk about recent expansion of the Oregon Health Plan and discuss other health care reform efforts in Oregon and nationally. Their talk is organized by county Democrats, Oregon Action and Community Health Care for America NOW.

Details: 772-4029.