Happy 3rd Anniversary, ACA!
March 30, 2013
On Saturday, March 27, Get Covered America volunteers gathered to commemorate the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act being signed into law. It was also an opportunity for people to share their stores of what this historic health care reform means to them, as well as brainstorm ideas on how to how to get the word out in their communities about how the Affordable Care Act will impact them. Get Covered America leaders, as well as HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, were on the phone, listening, and engaging.
“I don’t think people with insurance can understand what it’s like to be without insurance,” said Jean Wentzel, whose husband has been unable to get health insurance after his second hip replacement. Jean met up with fellow Get Covered America volunteers and activists in central Ohio, but stories like hers were common at all 31 events across the country.
Check out a gallery of photos from the events here: https://www.getcoveredamerica.org/Photos-from-Saturday
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talked about the historic challenge in ft of us: “This has never been done before. Like Jean Wentzel, all of us know someone whose life would change with affordable health coverage; someone for whom one illness or accident would mean losing everything they’ve worked for.”
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