Carter County Speaker Series continues with talk about health care

Published 8:46 pm Thursday, April 13, 2017

Following up a successful showing for their first event, the Carter County Democratic Party is preparing for their second installment of the Carter County Speaker Series this weekend.
The event, “What’s Up With Health Care Now,” will take place on Saturday, April 15, at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethton from 2 to 4 p.m. inside Martin Hall — which is handicap accessible.
Carter County Democratic Party Chair Kristi Carr stated the event is a bipartisan affair that allows an independent panel to take a look at the current climate of health care and health concerns for the county and the surrounding region.
The first program, which delved into climate change, was held inside the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library with standing-room-only and the excitement, according to the chair, is at fever pitch for the next installment.
A two-man panel of medical experts, according to Democratic Party Communications Coordinator Pat Buck, will decipher through complexities of America’s and Tennessee healthcare systems and what impact individuals and communities can expect from actions in Washington and Nashville.
Panelist Tony Garr founded the Tennessee Health Care Campaign, based in Nashville, during 1989 and has worked toward citizens’ health care since then by serving as a volunteer and board member since retirement. Joining Garr is Dr. Jess Miller, who practices in Elizabethton and will discuss the impacts of health care locally.
The program will include both lecture and small group discussion, Buck said, adding that Garr “expects it to be a learning experience for everyone.”
Saturday’s event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Buck at (423) 474-3438.

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