“Only by your vote can the needs of the people be taken seriously.”
“Because of Medicare, my treatment was not prohibitively expensive. This is the quality of care that should be, and can be, available to all.”
Commissioners quibbled over extra money for early voting sites in Buncombe County during their meeting on Oct. 2. They also delayed a decision on cuts to certain employee benefits.
A handful of former Buncombe County employees had a message for commissioners during their regular meeting on Sept. 18: “Please consider the retirees.”
“Americans are tired of paying too much for health care. We are fed up with politicians pursuing partial and incremental solutions, such as health savings accounts.”
“It is my belief that health care practitioners themselves need to be in the process of discovering or knowing what food, what diet, what lifestyle supports their individual mental, physical and spiritual well-being.”
Dr. Marsha Fretwell addressed a crowd of 25 in blunt terms Monday in Flat Rock: “We need to get for-profit health insurance out of the marketplace.” Fretwell, a former geriatric physician and a member of Healthcare for All Western North Carolina, crystallized the thesis of the documentary Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point, which had […]
“We must first transform our culture to embrace the human side of medical providers, with all their vulnerabilities, and remember that physicians’ lives hold value and meaning separate from the role they play as care providers.”
At the Healthcare for All, Y’All event Sunday at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, Joel R. Segal, who as a legislative aide to U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Michigan worked to help pass the Affordable Care Act, offered a surprising take on it: “None of us wanted that bill. The basic idea was […]
Nine local panelists recently debated a fundamental question about health care: Is it a right or a commodity?
Mission Health has reached an agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina that will bring Mission back into the Blue Cross networks effective Dec. 15. The announcement comes after months of public debate and the termination of its contract with Blue Cross on Oct. 5. All patients with BCBSNC insurance will be able to […]
“Health Care for All — A Moral Obligation?” a faith-based symposium hosted by Health Care for All — WNC, will be held at the First Baptist Church of Asheville on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
“Just imagine — some $17 trillion in savings, and health care for everyone!”
As the deadline approaches for a contract between Mission Health and BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina to expire, Buncombe County commissioners are urging the two organizations to get a deal done.
“Both Republican congressmen from Western North Carolina, Mark Meadows and Patrick McHenry, are determined to make health care more expensive or even nonexistent for millions of Americans, and both seem utterly unconcerned with the repercussions on those with pre-existing conditions.”