Health Care Reform and Medicare: Tuesday, January 18, 7:00 pm Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus

Dr. Debbie LeVeen, The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Future of Medicare, Jan. 18, 2011

Health Care Reform:  ACA  and Medicare
What’s New, What did you Lose? What did you Gain?

General Meeting: Tuesday, January 18, 7:00 pm Cal State East Bay, Oak Room, Concord Campus,  Ygnacio Valley Blvd to Campus Drive, Concord, CA

Herb Schultz, Health and Human Services Director for Region 9 (western states), Medicare/CMS, former health policy consultant to the Schwarzenegger administration

Dr. Debbie LeVeen, health policy expert, former health policy professor, San Francisco State University

Dr. Lee Lawrence, Communications Director for the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley
Health Policy Analyst, Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry (moderator)

Healthcare in the United States is facing unprecedented challenges and changes. Professor LeVeen and Director Schultz will give us an overview of the Affordable Care Act, the historic measure passed in March, 2010, and the process of implementing it which is now underway. How are access, cost, and quality issues being addressed as the new law settles in? What improvements does it offer? What shortcomings might plague it? And, we might add, how will this year’s midterm election results affect the new law? Tough questions, but our speakers will take them on.

Learn things that every health care consumer needs to know about health reform and its effects on Medicare, Medicaid, mandated insurance coverage, etc.  Ask those pressing questions about how the Presidential special commission on the deficit chaired by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles will affect health care access in the US for decades to come.  Don’t allow new health care options to baffle you and those you care about.

If you have no idea what your insurance premiums for Part A, B, or D will be as the Medicare/Medicaid rules shift and reform measures roll out, you need to be there. If you don’t have health coverage or a job with health benefits,
have chronic conditions or dependent children, parents, or grandparents, can’t afford COBRA premiums, you need to attend this important presentation and get your questions answered.

CSUEB Scholar-Olli and the League of Women Voters Diablo Valley are here to educate you about the future of the health-care in America.

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