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Health Care Town Hall in Morganton Calls Attention to the Urgent Fight for Affordable Health Care

Town Hall is part of a series of statewide meetings highlighting what is at stake for North Carolinians’ health care

Morganton, N.C. — The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was just one of the hot topics discussed at Thursday’s Health Care Town Hall at the Mountain View Community Center in Morganton.

Dozens of Morganton-area residents came to the event hosted by Piedmont Rising, an issue advocacy organization fighting for access to quality affordable health care for North Carolinians.

(February, 25, 2020) -- Speaking to dozens of Morganton-area residents, Piedmont Rising Executive Director, Casey Wilkinson, took questions and listened to the concerns of how access to health care has impacted their lives during the meeting in Morganton on Thursday night.

The Morganton Health Care Town Hall was part of a series that Piedmont Rising will hold across North Carolina in the coming months with the goal of giving North Carolinians the chance to share their health care concerns, health care stories, and learn the latest updates surrounding health care policy, including an upcoming decision on a lawsuit that could strike down the ACA.

In Burke County, lack of access to affordable health care, as well as stabilizing and transforming rural health, have been listed among the top health-related areas of concern.

(February 25, 2020) – During the meeting, Morganton-area residents heard some of the health care stories shared with Piedmont Rising as part of the ongoing “Message in a Bottle” campaign.

“Improving access to health care is going to take a community effort,” said Piedmont Rising Executive Director, Casey Wilkinson. “We hope that these town halls give North Carolinians an opportunity to share their health care stories which in turn will strengthen public demand for comprehensive, affordable health care.”

Upcoming meetings have been scheduled in New Bern and Wilmington with additional locations announced statewide through July.

BACKGROUND: Snapshot: Morganton Health Care


Jessica Coscia


About Piedmont Rising

Piedmont Rising is an issue advocacy organization built by and for North Carolinians to advocate for lower insurance premiums and prescription drug costs and to ensure that more people have access to safe and affordable health care. Through grassroots organizing, education, and engagement, we are amplifying our health care stories and holding our elected officials accountable to the people, and issues, they were elected to represent.

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