Health Care: Where We Were, Where We Are, Where We’re Going

Dr. Epperly

Dr. Epperly

Marybeth Bates

The Democratic Club of Quail Creek welcomes Dr. Ted Epperly as our speaker at the April 17 Zoom meeting.

Dr. Epperly’s presentation will cover the direction and rationale of the Biden Administration’s plans regarding healthcare reform and transformation. Additional insight will be obtained about why this becomes important now.

Dr. Ted Epperly is president and CEO of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, a large federally qualified teaching health center, which includes nine clinics, four family medicine residency programs, and five fellowships. He received an undergraduate degree in biology and anthropology from Utah State University in 1976. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1980. Dr. Epperly served as the past president and board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Epperly serves as the physician board member of the Central District Health Department. His award-winning book Fractured: America’s Broken Health Care System and What Must Be Done to Heal It provides excellent insight into the U.S. healthcare system and can be found on

During the time Dr. Epperly was president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, which represents all 135,000 family doctors across the United States, he met and testified to Congress 18 times and spoke with President Obama and his administration on six occasions about the Affordable Care Act and its creation. “It has become absolutely critical at a time, like now with the pandemic, that we’ve expanded coverage to so many people. The Affordable Care Act took us from 50 million uninsured people to about 27 million uninsured. In other words, 23 million people got health care coverage at a time that it was really important to do so, despite all of the political wrangling around the Affordable Care Act. It’s still foundational to better health care in this country.”

Please join us for an informative Zoom meeting April 17 at 3 p.m. You can go to for information on joining the meeting.