The Southcoast Chamber, also known as the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, is joining the effort for community wellness and healthcare reform. The Chamber is hosting a healthcare forum on March 21 as part of its "Good Morning SouthCoast" breakfast meetings. Dr. Michael Rocha of Hawthorn Medical Associates visits Townsquare Sunday this week to talk about the forum. Dr. Michael Fine of Rhode Island, author of Healthcare Revolt, will also be taking part. He claims healthcare is in need of a fresh analysis and a new vision.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.

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With additional reporting by Alexis Ostman.

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