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Town Hall in Morganton to address rising health care costs for North Carolinians

Updated: Mar 2, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — In Burke County, lack of access to affordable health care and stabilizing and transforming rural health are listed among the top health-related concerns.

In response to skyrocketing prescription drug costs and Senator Thom Tillis’ refusal to fight for Medicare negotiations, advocates are gathering in Morganton to speak out.

Piedmont Rising will host a town hall and provide participants with an update on health care in the state, as well as an open forum to ask questions and identify community concerns. Attendees are encouraged to share their health care stories to further humanize this important issue for North Carolina families.

WHAT: Morganton Health Care Town Hall

WHO: Hosted by Piedmont Rising

WHERE: Mountain View Recreation Center

645 1st St.

Morganton, NC 28655

WHEN: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

“Over six thousand people would gain access to health care in Burke County if North Carolina expanded Medicaid. Despite this, lawmakers like Senator Tillis have dedicated their careers to blocking Medicaid expansion and access lifesaving care,” said Piedmont Rising Executive Director Casey Wilkinson. “Since Senator Tillis won’t listen to our health care concerns, we’re here to remind him that his constituents are opposed to the repeated attacks on their well-being.”

Throughout the month of February, Piedmont Rising joined grassroots efforts across the state to promote lower drug costs and an end to the assault on North Carolinians' access to better care.

Morganton is the last of three Health Care Town Hall meetings scheduled this month, with additional locations to be announced through July.

The event is free and open to the public. You can learn more about the town hall and RSVP at


Jessica Coscia


About Piedmont Rising

Piedmont Rising is a 501 (c)4 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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