Medical Debt in Tennessee: Causes, Effects, and State-Based Solutions
October 29 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Medical debt is in many ways a unique barrier to economic mobility. Unlike a car or home loan, it often results from unexpected emergencies or surprise bills for scheduled care.
It’s also surprisingly common across demographic and socioeconomic lines. In 2016, medical debt hurt the credit reports of 1 in 4 Tennesseans – the 10th highest rate in the county.
There is no silver bullet solution, but Tennessee policymakers have a wide range of options to prevent the problem, help people manage it, and mitigate its effects.
On October 29th, join Sycamore and our expert panelists in a meaningful dialogue about what state policymakers can do to address medical debt in Tennessee.
- Joanna Smith-Ramani, The Aspen Institute
- Judge Alex McVeagh, Hamilton County General Sessions Court
- Dr. Joseph Webb, Nashville General Hospital at Meharry
- Mandy Pellegrin, The Sycamore Institute
5:30pm – Meet and greet with panelists and Sycamore staff
5:45pm – Presentation, panel, and Q&A
Massey Board Room
4th Floor, Massey Business Center
Barbara Massey Hall is located just off of Wedgewood Avenue on the northern front of campus, between Freeman Hall and the Massey Business Center. There is free, lighted parking in the North Garage located underneath the Inman and McWhorter buildings, adjacent to the Massey Business Center.
Entrances are located off of Wedgewood Avenue via the alley entrance and 15th Avenue, through both roundabouts. For more details on parking, please click here.