He Who Has Health Has Hope

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.

Arabian Proverb

Dear Friends,

Our health care system is a source of anxiety for most Americans who realize that a gap in coverage can cost them their loved ones’ health, their livelihood, and their homes. We have the most expensive system but it does not deliver the best results. The “Follow the Money in Health Care” panel will look at the forces that impact our ability to manage costs, quality, access, and waste in health care. This will be a unique opportunity to hear experienced voices from economics, health insurance, and health care fields.

The “Follow the Money in Health Care” panel will take place on Thursday, February 13 at 7pm in UM Gallagher Business Building Room 123 (600 Connell near Arthur). Moderator Tom Roberts MD (helped form Montana Health Co-op MHC) will be joined by panelists Jim Edwards (health insurance, helped form the MHC), Marilyn Bartlett (former MT employee health insurance program), Marc Mentel DO (Western MT Mental Health Centers and MT Medical Association), and Dick Barrett PhD (retired UM Economics).

This will be a non-partisan and informational event in order to give you background for the choices ahead. The panel will be presented by Montanans Move to Amend and is Co-sponsored by Missoula League of Women Voters, MontPIRG, and Jeannette Rankin Peace Center.

Sue Kirchmyer
Montanans Move to Amend