For Immediate Release: August 1, 2013
What: Health Care Reform Educational Forum
When: Saturday, August 3 at 10 a.m.
Where: St. Paul United Methodist Church (502 Gilmer Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA)
Roanoke, Va.—On Saturday August 3 at 10 a.m., Virginia Organizing, Virginia Poverty Law Center, and other groups will host a health care reform educational forum at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Roanoke.
“This informational sharing is a vital piece of community building and needed healing. I’m proud to be a part of this expression of caring for neighbor and stranger,” said Reverend Carroll Carter of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
The forum will provide an opportunity for individuals to learn how the Affordable Care Act will affect the people of Roanoke and all Virginians. There will also be an update on the status of Medicaid expansion in Virginia and information for participants on the next steps for expanding Medicaid in Virginia.
By January 1, 2014 all Americans will have access to affordable health insurance options. Enrollment for health care on the new Health Insurance Marketplace will begin in October, 2013. Middle- and low-income families currently without insurance will have the option to purchase coverage at reduced costs, but not all are aware of their options.
To interview a spokesperson for the forum, please contact Amanda Pohl at 804-337-1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.