Healthcare Action Team to host symposium, June 27

Press Release from Indivisible Asheville/WNC:

ASHEVILLE — The Healthcare Action Team of Indivisible Asheville/WNC is sponsoring an educational symposium on June 27 at A-B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium to provide information leading to needed improvement in our nation’s failing healthcare system. Dr. Carol Paris, president of the national organization Physicians for a National Healthcare Program (PNHP), and Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe, chair of Healthcare Justice NC, will detail a just and cost-effective solution to our healthcare crisis.

“Americans are fed up with an inhumane, profit-driven health system that leaves millions without care,” said Dr. Paris. “Quality healthcare is not a luxury, nor is it a commodity that can be bought and sold in a marketplace. It is a social good that can be best delivered through a single-payer national health program.”

PNHP is a coalition of more than 21,000 physicians and health professionals across the country who support a public option for healthcare in America.

Regional Western North Carolina healthcare providers and patients Dr. Eric Halvorson, Dr. Ellen Kaczmarek, Beth Gage, and Dr. Christina McQuiston will share compelling perspectives on their experiences with our current healthcare system. Joe Sam Queen, former state legislator from Waynesville, will moderate the symposium, which will be held at Ferguson Auditorium on the A-B Tech campus, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC.

All local, state, and national elected officials for our region have been invited. A question-and-answer session will follow the program, and speakers will be available for interview at 6:15 p.m. and again immediately after the program.

Indivisible Asheville/WNC is an independent grassroots organization, dedicated to defending democracy with informed community action in Western North Carolina.

The program is on June 27, from 7-8:30 p.m.

About Molly Horak
Molly is a sophomore Journalism and Political Science student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is spending her summer working with the Mountain Xpress, exploring in the mountains, and drinking excessive amounts of coffee.

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