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WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

MY TURN: Thanks for showing the way

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WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

I'd like to add my voice to those in our community supporting a funding solution that would keep the Regional Medical Center at Memphis in a healthy condition.

The fact that the Med has had a history of funding problems shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. The financial pressures facing the Med are the same as those facing those of us who are fortunate enough to insurance through our employers. I don't know of anyone who has escaped dramatic price increases in their health insurance premiums.

Our nation is spending an ever increasing percentage of our incomes on health care. That's a problem we're going to have address at the national level, but in the meantime, we need our local leaders to do everything they can to avoid an interruption of services at the Med.

It's easy to associate the Med with those among us who are least fortunate, and certainly this group deserves access to medical service, but it's also true that shutting services at the Med would have a ripple effect on health care throughout the region.

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.


 

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