12/7/2011

Teleconference on Health Reform and Seniors

Teleconference on Health Reform and Seniors

 

Health Care Providers & Experts Kick Off National Patients Aware Campaign by Answering Consumer Questions in National Tele-Town Hall

Health Care Providers & Experts Kick Off National Patients Aware Campaign by Answering Consumer Questions in National Tele-Town Hall

Preventative care for seniors – Part D prescription drug donut hole coverage – More access to zero premium drug plans. These are just a few of the benefits seniors in Medicare have gained since passage of health care reform legislation in 2010. The Affordable Care Act was designed to save money and improve overall care, yet the political controversy surrounding the law has overshadowed many of the real life benefits seniors have enjoyed in just the first 2 years since enactment.

Patients Aware, a joint project of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, the National Physicians Alliance, and the Herndon Alliance, kicks off a nine-month campaign to educate Americans about the truth of health care reform; including program details and practical advice on how patients can take advantage of new healthcare provisions.

The campaign’s first event will be a tele-town hall on Monday, December 12th beginning at 2:30 pm Eastern time. Seniors and their caregivers will have a unique opportunity to speak with front-line medical providers and health care policy experts to gain practical and useful information about the new law. Among the experts available to answer questions:

Kathy Greenlee
Assistant Secretary for Aging
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Carroll Estes, Chair
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, President
National Physicians Alliance

Individuals may dial in toll free to 1-888-886-6603, ext. 17702# to ask questions about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on your healthcare.

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The National Committee, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization acts in the interests of its membership through advocacy, education, services, grassroots efforts and the leadership of the Board of Directors and professional staff. The work of the National Committee is directed toward developing better-informed citizens and voters.

Media Inquiries to:

Pamela Causey 202-216-8378/202-236-2123

Kim Wright 202-216-8414

www.ncpssm.org