Legislators Announce 'Hoosier Healthcare Tour'Posted: Updated:
Two politicians who are also medical doctors have announced a series of events focusing on the state's health care industry. U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon (R-IN) and Indiana State Representative Tim Brown (R-41) are planning stops at nearly a dozen sites throughout the state. April 4, 2014
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - On Friday, U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon, M.D. and Indiana State Representative Tim Brown, M.D. announced stops on their "Hoosier Healthcare Tour," a statewide tour to discuss the status of health and healthcare in Indiana.
Over the course of two weeks, Drs. Bucshon and Brown will travel to nine different cities and host eleven events focused on aspects of Hoosier healthcare. Through a series of events focused on child healthcare, physician retention, minority healthcare, Medicare/Medicaid, medical device, rural healthcare, veterans healthcare, and prevention/wellness, the doctors hope to get a comprehensive overview of the state of healthcare in Indiana.
The tour schedule includes two stops that are open to the public:
What: Overview of Heath and Healthcare in Indiana
When: Tuesday, April 15th @ 9:30 – 11:00am ET
Where: Indiana State House (North Atrium) – 200 South Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204
What: Prevention and Wellness Event
When: Thursday, April 24th @ 2:00 – 3:30pm CT
Where: St. Mary’s Medical Center (Amphitheater) – 3700 Washington Avenue Evansville, IN 47714
Bucshon, a cardiothoracic surgeon, is serving his second term in Congress representing Indiana's 8th District, which includes all or parts of Clay, Daviess, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warrick, Crawford, Dubois, Perry, and Spencer counties.
Brown, a practicing emergency room physician, has served the General Assembly since 1994. He currently represents House District 41 which covers portions of Boone, Montgomery and Tippecanoe counties.
Source: The Office of U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon