Healthcare Crisis & Your Business – January 21 Breakfast Seminar

The impact of healthcare and its challenges on the Gainesville-Hall County business community is the focus of an upcoming breakfast forum on January 21. Access to healthcare, increasing healthcare costs, limited services, tort reform and state legislative action will be the issues discussed during the meeting.

“The rising costs of healthcare is having a major negative impact upon the business community in our state,” said Hall County businessman and Chamber Board member Doug Carter. “Civil justice reform, which is strongly supported by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, provides needed changes to help bring the costs under control and assist businesses of Georgia to remain competitive.”

This healthcare seminar and breakfast is aimed at the Greater Hall County business community and will be Wednesday, January 21 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Gainesville Civic Center. Costs is $12 for Chamber Members, $18 for non-members and includes breakfast.

Sponsors for the Healthcare Crisis & Your Business Breakfast include the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, The Longstreet Clinic and the Hall County Medical Society. Featured speakers are George Israel, President & CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce; Kinn Elliott, Director of Government Relations for the Medical Association of Georgia and representatives from the Northeast Georgia Medical Center and The Longstreet Clinic.

“This breakfast will provide an opportunity for local businesses to give feedback on issues related to providing healthcare to their employees. It will also be an opportunity to provide input into the growing dilemma of how providers and the community will assure the care of those not covered by insurance. The issues are complicated and need widespread input from the business community,” said LeTrell Simpson, Vice President of Corporate Development, Northeast Georgia Health Services.

To register, call Katie Davis at the Greater Hall Chamber, 770-532-6206 or e-mail: