Health Care Justice In America Seminar Is Nov. 2

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Art Sutherland, M.D.
Art Sutherland, M.D.

The debate over a national health care system comes to Chattanooga on Nov. 2 with a presentation by Art Sutherland, M.D., state coordinator of the Tennessee Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program. 

Dr. Sutherland poses the question, “How do we achieve health care justice in America?” He believes the current, profit-driven private health insurance system fails to contain costs or provide equitable health care for all Americans. As part of PNHP, he advocates to replace the Affordable Care Act with improved Medicare for all. 

The presentation, “How do we achieve health care justice in America?”, will be held Thursday, Nov. 2, from 6-8 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 400 Glenwood Dr.  The event is free and open to the public. 

This event is sponsored by the Hamilton County Democratic Party and the Greater Chattanooga Democratic Women's Club. 

Art Sutherland, M.D., is a retired physician, founder of the Sutherland Cardiology Clinic, and founder and director of the Methodist Healthcare Cardiac Laboratories. He practiced cardiology in Memphis for 33 years. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. 

Currently, Dr. Sutherland works with Healthy Memphis Common Table as an advocate for health equity initiatives. As a member of the Memphis School of Servant Leadership, he co-facilitates a course in social justice. He received the Dr. Quentin Young Health Activist Award from PNHP in 2013 and serves on the PNHP national board of directors.



Total Health Chiropractic Of Fort Oglethorpe Welcomes Dr. Christopher Topel

Total Health Chiropractic is excited to welcome Chris Topel, D.C., as clinical director and treating chiropractor at its Fort Oglethorpe location. Dr. Topel brings a wealth of experience in treating sports-related injuries to the practice, having worked with athletes at the local, regional, national and international levels including the Ironman, World Triathlon Championship, U.S. ... (click for more)

Alexander Says “Black Box” On Health Care Costs Makes It Hard For Americans To Be Smart Consumers

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander on Tuesday said, “the cost of health care has remained in a black box.”   He said, “Secretary Azar recently told the story of his doctor ordering a routine echo cardio stress test. He was sent down the street and admitted to the hospital, where, after considerable effort on his part, he learned the test would ... (click for more)

Government Says Former Pilot Travel Centers President Hazelwood Should Be Sentenced To 168-210 Months; Hearing Projected To Take 11 Hours Over 2 Days

The government is asking that former Pilot Travel Centers president Mark Hazelwood be sentenced to between 168-210 months for his part in a fraud against truckers. The government is also asking that Hazelwood be ordered to pay a $750,000 fine. It was noted that all restitution has been made by Pilot to the tune of some $100 million. Attorney Brad Henry, of Knoxville and New ... (click for more)

Mother Of 15-Year-Old Killed By His Father Said McElrath Had Been Acting "Manic"

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who was killed by his father said Michael McElrath had been acting "manic" in the days leading up to the tragic incident in Hixson on Aug. 18. Judge Alex McVeigh bound a charge of criminal homicide against McElrath, a former jail officer, to the Grand Jury. He is charged in the death of Dylan McElrath, who was a sophomore at Hixson High School. ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (3)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Scream ‘Sexual Assault!’

Candace Owens, a communications director for the conservative non-profit “Turning Point,” wasted not a minute’s time as the Democratic debauchery of Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh raced like a prairie fire across America. There is little doubt that many politicians -- on either side of the aisle -- play a little loose with the truth. But this Eleventh Hour attack on the ... (click for more)