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It’s going to be a full house, but we have a few seats remaining for tomorrow morning’s Crucial Conversation breakfast — “The Truth about the Affordable Care Act: What it really means for American health care consumers” with Lynn Quincy of Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. Here are the vitals:

When: Tuesday, December 10 at 8:00 a.m. — Coffee and breakfast will be available at 7:45 a.m.

Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. (At the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s streets)

Space is limited – pre-registration required.

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Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com

Lynn QuincySeats are going fast so don’t get shut out of next week’s Crucial Conversation breakfast: “The truth about the Affordable Care Act and what it really means for American health care consumers” with Lynn Quincy of Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine.

When: Tuesday, December 10 at 8:00 a.m. — Coffee and breakfast will be available at 7:45 a.m.

Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. (At the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s streets)

Space is limited – pre-registration required.

Click here for parking info.

Click here to register

Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com

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Frustrated and confused by the clutter and right-wing propaganda flooding the mainstream news media regarding the Affordable Care Act? Then, be sure to attend next Tuesday morning’s Crucial Conversation breakfast with national health care policy expert Lynn Quincy of Consumers Union – publisher of Consumer Reports magazine: “The truth about the Affordable Care Act.”

When: Tuesday, December 10 at 8:00 a.m. — Coffee and breakfast will be available at 7:45 a.m.

Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. (At the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s streets)

Space is limited – pre-registration required.

Click here for parking info.

Click here to register

Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com.

 

Veteran analyst and activist Pat McCoy of Action NC authored an excellent essay about the Affordable Care Act for today’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer. To quote:

“The political frenzy over the Affordable Care Act is an object lesson in what is wrong with American politics. Rhetoric equating the reform law with socialism, and even slavery, has abounded and belies its moderate scope and concessions to the market-based insurance system that had left almost 1 in 5 Americans uninsured. Read More

Great reporting by the Charlotte Observer’s Karen Garloch over the weekend. While early frustration with the website showed, the five people she profiled were all getting a better deal on health coverage – much, much better. And to Garloch’s credit, she went into the details of people’s current plans and what they were purchasing now.  Just one example:

Simmons was laid off in June 2012 after 30 years with a Suffolk, Va., chemical plant. He and his wife, Briding, both 59, moved to Gastonia to live with their adult daughter. Simmons collects unemployment pay, and both he and his wife are going to school to prepare for new careers.

Today he pays a premium of about $300 a month for health insurance for himself and his wife. That’s a reduced rate. Because his previous employer was adversely affected by foreign imports, Simmons gets federal assistance with expenses for education and insurance.

Knowing that will run out at the end of the year, Simmons went online when enrollment opened Oct. 1 for the Affordable Care Act. He could never get the website to work properly. But in mid-October, he stopped in at Carolina Health Insurance Market in Gastonia, and an agent got through that day to compare plans and view subsidies. Read More