League of Women Voters hold panel to explain Affordable Health Care Act Oct. 10

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(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Sept. 19, 2012) – The League of Women Voters will host a panel of speakers to help citizens understand how the Affordable Health Care Act will impact their lives and the services they use.  The program, Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., will be held at the Stillwater Public Library.

“The Affordable Care Act was enacted on March 23, 2010,” said League of Women Voters President Kirsten Tautfest.  “According to the White House, the aim of the Act is to improve access to affordable health coverage and to protect consumers from abusive insurance company practices.” 

With some of the Act’s key provisions going into effect in just over a year, the panel was planned to help community members understand what to expect.

“As we get closer to this date, people are asking more and more questions about how the Act works and what it means for their situation,” said Tautfest.  “We intend for this panel to help answer some of these questions so that people will know what plans to make concerning their healthcare in the coming years.”  

Panelists include Kate Richey, policy analyst at OK Policy Institute; Buffy Heater, Director of Planning and Development at Oklahoma Health Care Authority; and Calvin Anthony, Stillwater Medical Center Board member.

Some of the topics the panelists will address include Medicare, insurance, nursing homes and employer responsibilities.  They will also field questions from the audience.  Participants are encouraged to bring questions to the program.

More information about the Affordable Healthcare Act is available at http://www.healthcare.gov/law/index.html.

The League of Women Voters’ program is free and open to the public. 

For more information, visit the library’s web site at library.stillwater.org or contact the library Help Desk at (405) 372-3633, ext. 106 or e-mail askalibrarian@stillwater.org

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.). Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.