Concerned Citizens for Health Care forum is April 20

Apr 13, 2017
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Concerned Citizens for Health Care is presenting a Health Care Forum to talk about health care needs in the community at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at HART Theater, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville.

A panel of health care experts will answer questions, address concerns and more. The panel is diverse in experience with health care.

Testimonials, good and bad, from people in the community will also be presented. Audience participation is encouraged and there will be an open forum for questions and answers.

Milton Butterworth, community outreach for Blue Ridge Community Health Services throughout western North Carolina, will speak about the Affordable Care Act and what it means.

Dr. Olson Huff, of Asheville, will concentrate on Medicaid and kids’ health programs. Dr. Julia Adams-Scherick ,from Raleigh, will explain all the programs, including the Affordable Care Act, from a state-wide perspective. And Dr. David Trigg, of Good Samaritan Clinic from Macon County, will speak about the spiritual necessity of health care for all.

Numerous community members will also speak on how their lives would be different without the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Health Choice.

For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Wall at 400-6465 or Diane Jettinghoff at 293-9820.