HealthConnections: Legislating Health and Medicine

Dec 18, 2018

The 116th Tennessee General Assembly convenes next month. Some of the decisions legislators make will affect health and healthcare in the state. What's ahead for the uninsured? How will lawmakers address opioid abuse? And what kind of changes are needed to improve Tennessee's poor health rankings?

Dr. Carole Myers asks those questions, and others, of our guest, Dr. Richard Briggs. He is a surgeon and a member of the General Assembly, representing the state Senate's Seventh District, which includes parts of Knox County. Dr. Briggs serves on the Senate's Health and Welfare Committee.