April 28, 2010
Editors: Adam Searing and Adam Linker
**Next NC Health Access Coalition meeting will be in Asheville tonight: Mark your calendars for Thurs. April 29th, 6-8pm -- First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St., Asheville.
AT THE PROGRESSIVE PULSE:
Rep. Bob Etheridge has a primary opponent who wants to cut trillions in taxes, but won't say what cuts they would make to pay for their promises. Sorry, we can't afford to keep adding to the federal deficit.
The importance of dental care.
Adam Linker notes another reason to be glad Attorney General Roy Cooper didn't join the frivolous anti-health reform lawsuit.
Chris Fitzsimon interviews Prevention Partners' Peg O'Connell on prevention, the cigarette tax, and the upcoming legislative session.
COME TO NC POLICY WATCH/HAC CRUCIAL CONVERSATION LUNCH:
Dr. William L. Roper, CEO of the UNC Health Care System
"Opportunities for Better Health Care"
Tuesday, May 4 @ Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh
Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., program commences at 12:00 noon.
Click here to register for this event.
Learn more and join the NC Campaign for Better Care
Ask us to come speak about health care reform. We'd love to talk to your group about what's in store both now and over the next three years. CONTACT HOPE MARASCO (firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-863-2405) to set up a time for us to come speak.
With health reform passed, we need to focus on improving the quality and coordination of care for everyone. Check out the NC Health Access Coalition's Campaign for Better Care to see how you can get involved.
Remember our one-page overview that details the immediate benefits of the health reform bill for North Carolinians over the next few months.
Click here to see more information from the NC Justice Center's Health Access Coalition about hospital charity care policies, hospital debt, and how patients are dealing with these issues.