Health and Human Services Regional Director to Speak at Forum and Explain How the Health Care Bill Will Help Virginians
Fredericksburg, VA – On Saturday, January, 8, 2011 from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.,Virginia Organizing will hold a large, educational forum on the new health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, at the England Run Library. Joanne Grossi, Regional Director of Health and Human Services, will be explaining what the new health care law will mean for Fredericksburg families, Medicare recipients, individuals with pre-existing conditions, small business owners, young people and more. Over 100 residents are expected at the England Run Library to ask questions and learn about how the new health care law will benefit them.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in April 2010, yet many provisions will go into effect between now and 2014. The forum is taking place a week after many key health care law provisionswent into effect on January 1, including provisionsthat make sure insurance companies spend at least 80 percent of premiums on health care and closes the Medicare Part D “Donut Hole.”
WHO: Virginia Organizing
Featured Presenter: Joanne Grossi, Regional Director of Health and Human Services
Dr. Chris Lillis, Local Physician
WHAT: Forum: The New Affordable Health Care Law, A Century in the Making
WHEN: Saturday, January 8, 12:00 p.m-2:00 p.m.
WHERE: England Run Library
806 Lyons Blvd.
Speaker Bio:In April 2010, Joanne Grossi (MIPP) was appointed by the Obama Administration as the Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Region III, which includes the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. As Regional Director, Ms. Grossi serves as the key representative in this region in working with federal, state, local and tribal officials on a wide range of health and social services issues.
Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.