Westchester Medical Society Hosts New York State Suburban Hospitals Alliance to Engage in Devising Options
MOUNT VERNON, NY and WHITE PLAINS, NY — April 24, 2017 — “With advent of Medicaid block-grant around the corner, getting more ‘bang for the buck’ with state healthcare dollars is an imperative (for both the state and the consumer/patient) at a time when there appears to be no ceiling on prescription drug prices across the nation. Against the backdrop of inaction in Washington, building consensus, and getting the industry giants on the same page in New York are important tactical steps in advance of laying out the strategy for lowering prescription drug prices. We hope to achieve both at this meeting,” said Derickson K. Lawrence a facilitator of the meeting, and Chair of the Westchester County Home Owners Coalition, a principle sponsor.
This is the second in a series of constructive dialogues among healthcare experts and citizens on one of the most challenging issues of the decade – The repeal of the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare. “The goals of the first forum/town hall were to inform the public, build consensus and to engage industry experts to chart a path forward in New York,” said Mr. Lawrence. “Our scope in this second forum is now narrowed and targeted to lowering prescription drug prices, and the objective is gaining the support and the expanded reach of the New York State Medical Society and New York State Suburban Hospital alliance to get us there.”
ATTENDEES: Westchester Medical Society; New York State Suburban Hospitals Alliance with Wartburg
PURPOSE: Lowering Prescription Drug Prices
WHEN: April 25, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Westchester Medical Society-333 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY 10604
For more information, or to register visit: www.westchestercountyHC.org or call 914-548-0405.
WCHC has developed a track of success by advocating on behalf of homeowners of Westchester County, in six key areas: property taxes, fiscal reform, education, community preservation & the environment, and quality of life. Their method is to engage the public in solutions-oriented dialogue that effects change, and ultimately to yield tangible outcome.