Public Invited to Open Forum on the Federal Affordable Health Care Act

September 2, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
Oscar Boyd

An open forum to better inform and educate the public about the Federal Affordable Healthcare Act is scheduled for Monday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the DeKalb County Community Complex Auditorium at 712 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville.

Oscar Boyd, who will serve as moderator of the program said several public officials will be at the meeting to answer questions. Boyd said everyone is invited as this new law will affect individuals and business owners.

Invited speakers include State Senator Mae Beavers; State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver; Sue Conley, CEO of DeKalb Community Hospital; and representatives of the Tennessee Department of Treasury; Bureau of TennCare; and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

"We intend to educate the public on what is going on with the Affordable Healthcare Act and what it means to you, the individual and to you, the business owner," said Boyd. "We will educate the public on the new health insurance exchanges, IRS laws, and the regulations that go along with all the changes including health insurance and Medicare for seniors." he said

"As our lives will be greatly impacted by this entire Affordable Healthcare Act and the attachments to it, I think it is time for all citizens to be aware of the problems it presents and how to overcome them," said Boyd.

"You are invited to attend this open forum and ask questions. The meeting will continue until all questions have been asked and answered," Boyd concluded.

All are welcome to attend, especially residents of DeKalb and surrounding counties.

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