Monday, July 10, 2017

NAACP Co-sponsores Surviving Healthcare Reform: A Public Forum

Subject: Surviving Healthcare Reform: A Public Forum

What impacts could proposed healthcare legislation have on you and your family? Would you be better off by fixing or by replacing the ACA? What about Medicaid block grants, pre-existing conditions, and lifetime caps on insurance payments? Should healthcare be a right or available only to those who can afford it? Who benefits from the proposed reforms? 

These are some of the questions to be addressed at a free public forum presented by Jefferson City Area Indivisible. Nationally recognized experts in their fields will speak. They, along with local medical professionals and hospital representatives, will answer audience questions. 

Monday, July 17, 6:30-8:30 PM
Lincoln University, Thomas Pawley Theater in Martin Luther King Hall, 812 East Dunklin St, Jefferson City, MO

*Jay Angoff, JD former director of the MO Department of Insurance is one of the first insurance commissioners to order a Blue Cross plan to establish a health care foundation with the full value of its assets.

*Ryan Barker, MSW, MPPA, Vice President of Health Policy, Missouri Foundation for Health. His work includes research and education on the Affordable Health Care Act as well as Missouri’s Medicaid Program. 

*Dr. Ed Weisbart, MD, CPE, FAAFP, chair of the Missouri Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Care Program (PNHC), a 30-year-old non-profit research and education organization of physicians, medical students, health care professionals, and others who support a Medicare for All national health care system.

Other panel members:
*Randy Haight, MD VP of Medical Staff Affairs Capital Region Medical Center
*Stephen P. Stewart MD, MBA Regional VP Medical Affairs SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital
*Nancy Howe, DO Community Health Center
*John Lyskowski, MD Psychiatrist, SSM Health
*Rebecca McClanahan, MSN, RN Missouri Nurses Association

Co-sponsored by:
Lincoln University
Capital Region Medical Center
SSM Health St Mary's Hospital
Missouri Nurses' Association
Empower Missouri
Faith Voices for Jefferson City
Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance
Capital Area Missouri NOW

Jefferson City Indivisible is a non-partisan group of local citizens working for a more just and peaceful world. In pursuit of this goal, we advocate for access to quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans. 

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