LEXINGTON – On Thursday, March 20, Congressman Andy Barr will be joined by local physicians, healthcare providers, and hospital administrators at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy for a roundtable to discuss the impact his legislation, the bipartisan Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act, would have on their ability to provide better, more affordable care to their patients.

“Americans deserve healthcare reform that will help lower the cost of care and protect the sacred patient-doctor relationship,” said Congressman Barr. “I am glad to have this opportunity to discuss the bipartisan Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act that my colleague from across the aisle, Congressman Ami Bera, MD and I introduced.  Our legislation would lead to better, more affordable and evidence-based patient care by removing the need for physicians to worry about practicing defensive medicine, instead allowing them to focus on their patients’ actual needs.”



What:         Roundtable on the Importance of Saving Lives and Saving Costs

Who:          Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY)
                   Local healthcare providers, including physicians, pharmacists, hospital administrators and assisted living and nursing home caregivers

Time:          2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

Location:    UK College of Pharmacy, Room 124
                   789 S. Limestone, Lexington
                   Lexington, KY 40536-0596

Parking:      Complimentary parking will be available in the Hospital Parking Garage located on Limestone and Transcript Avenue.  Upon exiting the garage onto Limestone take a left.  Walk approximately one block north on Limestone.  The UK College of Pharmacy is located on Limestone directly across from the Kentucky Clinic. 

The event is open to members of the medical community and press, mult box will be provided.  Press should contact Catherine Gatewood at 202.631.6754 if you would like to schedule an interview with Congressman Barr.