Healthcare reform has generated a great deal of interest. In order to help the community explore these issues further, Jerry Knirk, a State Representative for Tamworth, Albany, Madison and Freedom in the New Hampshire House and also a retired physician, will be hosting and moderating a Healthcare Town Hall at the First Congregational Church in Wolfeboro on Wednesday, October 25 at 7 PM. The goal is to encourage a robust discussion about the pros and cons of various options in health care reform. It will not be a lecture or panel discussion to tell the community what experts think is best but rather an opportunity for the community to explore preferences and understand the complexities and trade-offs of each option. He will guide the discussion to look at the general principles and try to avoid getting bogged down in the details. To enable the discussion, he will define some of the confusing issues, such as the difference between copays, coinsurance, and deductibles.
Various components of a health care system such as funding, coverage, provider and facility reimbursement, cost-sharing and quality will be discussed. The goal of this Healthcare Town Hall is to increase the community understanding of these issues with a constructive non-adversarial approach.
Please bring your ideas and concerns to this event. See you there!