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Healthcare “coverage gap” roundtable to be held in Gering Thursday

Healthcare “coverage gap” roundtable to be held in Gering Thursday

A public roundtable discussion will be held tomorrow (Thurs) at the Gering Public Library to discuss why ensuring all Nebraskans are able to get the health coverage they need is vitally important to western Nebraska.

Jeff Sheldon, Communications Director with the Nebraska Appleseed Center says right now, around 77,000 Nebraskans are unable to afford health insurance, leaving them in a “coverage gap” that is damaging to the state’s communities and economy.

Panelists include Dr. Will Packard of Regional West Medical Center, Natalie Garcia, a Certified Application Counselor with Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska, and Reverend Lauren Ekdahl from Gering First United Methodist Church.
The discussion will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Gering Public Library. It is free and open to the public.

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