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Forum to address health care in NC

Posted March 14, 2012
Updated May 23, 2014

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— A March 20 forum focusing on the future of health care in North Carolina will include experts debating what people value and fear most in health care, responsibility for health coverage and innovations that could improve the health care system.

"Jobs and the economy are No. 1 on people’s minds, but our health care system is the most urgent problem facing us today,” Tom Campbell, producer and moderator of NC SPIN, the statewide talk show conducting the forum, said in a statement.

Dr. Victor Dzau, chief executive of Duke University Health System, will provide the keynote address. Former University of North Carolina President Erskine Bowles, who led President Barack Obama’s deficit reduction commission, also will make a presentation.

The results of a statewide poll, sponsored by the North Carolina Dental Society, on people's feelings about health care in North Carolina also will be revealed. People can answer the poll questions themselves and see on March 20 how their answers match with the scientific survey.

"There have been many forums on health care, but this one will be different,” Campbell said. “At the end of the day, there will be news about a statewide effort to help improve the health of our state.”

"What the Health: Can We Survive Our Healthcare System?” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Research Auditorium on the main campus of GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park. The forum is open to the public, and admission can be obtained by visiting the NC SPIN website or calling Carolina Broadcasting at 919-832-1416.

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