Final economic roundtable of season April 10

The final Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley of the 2013-14 season will feature a forum on the Affordable Care Act from noon to 1:15 p.m., Thursday, April 10.

The forum, which will be held at the Lafayette Hotel, will consist of three panelists representing various parts of the local health care industry. The panelists are Dr. Richard Cain (family medicine practitioner), Scott Cantley (CEO of Marietta Memorial Hospital), and Fred Earley (President of Highmark West Virginia).

Marietta College’s Dr. Tomeka Robinson is moderating the forum.

The Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley is a non-partisan non-political educational organization that formed in 1982 as a result of collaboration between the Business and Economics Department at Marietta College and a group of business, civic and educational leaders. The object of the Economic Roundtable is to promote an interest in and to enlighten its members and others in the community on important governmental, economic, and social issues. Since its inception, the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley has presented the Ohio Valley with more than 160 distinguished speakers who have enlightened and informed ERT members with their fascinating discussion on a broad scope of governmental, economic and social issues.

The ERT’s speaker series is open to its members only. The ERT’s membership is open to all interested individuals at $35 a year. To join ERT, please contact David Mead at or call him at (740) 376-4632. More information on ERT can be found at