Upstate Group Formed to Educate Citizens on Community-Based Healthcare

Posted on Nov 12, 2015 in Newsroom, Uncategorized

Upstate Group Formed to Educate Citizens on Community-Based Healthcare

Affordable Care Act is Creating a Rapidly Changing Environment for Local Healthcare Providers

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Citing concerns over the community’s need to understand the ever-changing South Carolina healthcare landscape, former State Rep. Dan Tripp is organizing the coalition Citizens for Community Healthcare Advances.

“The purpose of Citizens for Community Healthcare Advances is to build a community-based coalition that promotes new and better ways to deliver efficient, affordable and improved healthcare,” Tripp said. “We want people to have a voice in their healthcare future.”

“With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, community-centered healthcare is experiencing dramatic changes,” Tripp said. “Those changes are not always best for patients or for the community. And the current methods for delivering healthcare in our community are falling behind as hospitals shift their focus from in-patient treatment to community health outcomes.”

This grassroots non-profit organization was formed to communicate the challenges everyday citizens face as the government gets more involved in healthcare, and to promote new and innovative ways to deliver health services within a community.

The group will begin holding organizational meetings to educate upstate citizens on local healthcare changes and allow them an opportunity to express their concerns. People interested in learning more about Citizens for Community Healthcare Advances can visit www.healthcareadvances.org.

About Citizens for Community Healthcare Advances – The organization was formed to educate citizens on new and better ways to deliver efficient, affordable and improved healthcare in Greenville. Learn more at www.healthcareadvances.org.

About Dan Tripp – Dan Tripp is the founder of Ground Game Strategies, Inc. He served in the South Carolina State House from 1994 to 2006. Tripp is the executive director of Citizens for Community Healthcare Advances. Learn more at www.healthcareadvances.org.