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A One City Insured Public Meeting: Health Insurance You Can Afford

Friday, July 29, 2011
This public meeting, originally scheduled for August 3, has been postponed.

Note: This public meeting, originally scheduled for August 3, has been postponed.

The Mayor’s Health Reform Implementation Committee (HRIC) cordially invites you to join Councilmember Marion Barry in a community dialogue on the “future of health care in the District of Columbia.” This meeting, which is open to the community, will be Wednesday, August 3, from 4 pm to 6 pm, at the Anacostia Service Center for the DC Department of Human Services’ Income Maintenance Administration at 2100 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE. Parking is available.

President Barack Obama signed the health care reform bill into law on March 23, 2010, and the HRIC has been working since then, to head up the effort to implement the law in the District. The HRIC is encouraging you to attend its next meeting to discuss the following:

  • The structure and governance of this marketplace (also called health insurance exchanges)
  • We will solicit your feedback on how it should operate
  • Who should it serve, and how it should look
  • What must be present for you to use this marketplace
  • Garner your input on affordability
  • And respond to questions and concerns

Who should attend: if you’re a small business owner; a single parent or married with children; uninsured or underinsured; insured through your job; have a pre-existing condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer;  a civic association or ANC leader; or run a health ministry, this is for you. This meeting is part of a series of forums and other events conducted by the HRIC to garner public input. And a lot of information is available on health reform–what it is and what it will mean for you, your family or business. We need as much input as possible to make sure that the District’s health insurance marketplace offers high quality insurance at a price you can afford.

For additional background on the HRIC and its undertakings, visit the website at www.healthreform.dc.gov. If you have questions or need more information before the meeting, please contact either of the following individuals:

Brendan Rose
Health Policy Analyst
Dept. of Insurance, Securities and Banking
Government of the District of Columbia
[email protected]

Dorinda White
Office of Public Affairs
Dept. of Health Care Finance
Government of the District of Columbia
[email protected]