Meeting Aug. 30 to explain health care law

Sent to ViewFromTheMidwest by Finn Bullers,
former Johnson County reporter with The Kansas City Star.

Just two months before Election Day, mystery still surrounds the Affordable Care Act passed by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.

To demystify the Affordable Care Act, Barbara Schneider, a volunteer for the Affordable Care Act Education Group, will lay out the facts, the challenges and details of the historic legislation at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in the large meeting room of the Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, Kan.

As a way to better inform voters, Schneider will explain how the Affordable Care Act provides:

– Preventive services to women, children and seniors.
– Changes to Medicare and Medicaid.
– Families, individuals and small businesses with affordable health insurance.
– New consumer protections for those covered by health insurance.
– Cost-cutting strategies, regulatory controls on rising insurance costs and quality controls.
– An end to pre-existing conditions, life-time limits and coverage loss due to medical condition.

Schneider, an Independence, Mo., resident and former human resources consultant, has spent more than 40 years working with organizations and insurance companies helping to design employee benefits and insurance programs.

“Our program is designed to give a quick, comprehensive overview of the Affordable Care Act and the benefits available to consumers,” Schneider said. “There is a lot of confusion (read, myths) out there and I want to clear them up.”

If you plan to attend, email a response to Grady Carl: gcarl@kumc.edu; or call (785) 545-6262. More information? Click on http://www.healthcare.gov

One Response

  1. Thanks, Chuck

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