League of Women Voters presents discussion on "Medicaid—Bridging the Cost of Health Care"

Medicaid: Bridging the Cost of Health Care

The League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area invites the public to "Medicaid: Bridging the Costs of Health Care," a panel discussion on Thursday, January 24th, 7 pm at the Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street.

Jennifer Mellor, Ph.D, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, William and Mary; Fran Castellow, President of Operations, Patient Advocate Foundation; Dr. William J. Mann, executive medical director, Old Towne Medical & Dental Center and Donna Briggs, Regional Sales Manager, Optima Health, will talk about their experience with the effectiveness of Medicaid in bridging the costs of health care in our area.

Local League president, Mary Schilling, says, "Since the Virginia General Assembly voted to expand Medicaid in their last session, Virginians have a particular interest in this topic, plus health care's continuing high cost was the top issue for many voters in the 2018 midterm elections. Our elected officials also make decisions on health care costs, particularly in regard to Medicaid. We hope that our panel experts who know the situation firsthand can help us be better informed voters."

There is no cost to attend. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, political organization that never endorses candidates or political parties at any level of government. Its mission statement encourages "active participation in government."

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