Indivisible Boothbay

Panel discussion on healthcare March 27

Posted:  Monday, March 12, 2018 - 1:00pm

Looking for answers about the projected changes to the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Medicare? On Tuesday, March 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., representatives from LincolnHealth, and Boothbay Region Health Center will join in a panel discussion at the Rotary Club Headquarters at 66 Montgomery Road, Boothbay Harbor.

There are many questions that will be addressed, such as: What are the effects of state and national budget cuts? How will large systems (Lincoln Health, MaineHealth) coexist with smaller ones such as the numerous Health Care Centers throughout Maine, including the newly opened Health Care Center in Boothbay? How will changes to Medicare and Medicaid affect individuals as well as the institutions they go to for help with health issues? How does Lincoln/Maine Health deal with those who have no insurance?

Panel members will include Jim Donovan, CEO of LincolnHealth, Dr. Alan Barker, a practitioner of family medicine in the LincolnHealth system, Patty Seybold, president of Boothbay Region Health Care’s board of directors and Dr. Chip Teel, a family practitioner with Boothbay Region Health Care whose specialties are Elder Care and telemedicine.

There are many issues to be addressed in the ever-evolving world of healthcare and questions from the audience will be welcome.

The meeting will be hosted by Indivisible Boothbay, a nonpartisan group which meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The group encourages active citizenship by every individual and is sponsoring this discussion because of its dedication to improving the health and well-being of all.