On Saturday Carolinas HealthCare System held a Fall Fest. Free health and wellness testing and information was provided. In addition there was food, face painting, a bouncy house and pumpkin decorating.
By Michele Dotson
Keynote speaker Bill Leonard, president of Carolinas Medical Center-University, spoke on the state of healthcare reform and the impact Carolinas HealthCare System has on the Mint Hill area.
The April 24 Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce meeting was held at Pine Lake Country Club.
Leonard described how the unintended consequences of the 2,000-plus page healthcare reform bill have proved challenging, not only to consumers, but also to healthcare providers.
“For the first time ever, Carolinas Healthcare projected a loss based on cuts in government reimbursement for Medicare and Medicaid,” says Leonard. […]