Reminder: Medicaid expansion forum tonight in Oak Ridge

The League of Women Voters will hold a Medicaid Expansion in Tennessee Forum on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 7 to 9 pm at the Pollard Auditorium.

According to the announcement from the League, the forum will further educate the Tennessee electorate on the urgency of Medicaid expansion in Tennessee. But more importantly, it is to convince our legislators of their accountability in this Tennessee health and hospital crisis and take steps to correct it.

Participants:

  • Carolyn Dipboye, President of LWVOR. Welcome
  • Moderator: Zack Buck, JD, MBE. UTK Associate Professor of Law specializing in Bioethics, Health Law, and Tort Law
  • William Culbert, B.S. Environmental Engineering, D.C.; MD, Board Certified Family Physician. ”The Abandoned Patient”
  • Judy Roitman, LMSW, Executive Director, Tennessee Health Care Campaign. ”The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Hospitals and Communities”
  • The Reverend Derrick Hammond, Pastor, Oak Valley Baptist Church. “Impacts of Health and Health Care Disparities”
  • Matthew Harris, PhD, UTK Professor of Health Economics specializing in healthcare. ”Cost to the State, County, Private Business, and Tennessee Residents”

Meeting link for the Medicaid Forum:

Time: Jan 17, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern

Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 885 7817 2161

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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