Two Community Discussions on the New Health Care Law

Calling All Citizens . . . Advocates for Health
You can't afford to stay at home!

Citizens throughout the state do not want to miss two important public discussions on the new healthcare bill called the "Affordable Care Act/Medicaid Expansion" which will be held in Columbia, SC on Tuesday December 11, 2012. Both events are open to the Public and all concerned citizens throughout the state are encouraged to attend.

The day will start with a morning Press Conference held in the State House Rotunda at 10:00 am. Community partners representing a diverse coalition of organizations and initiatives focusing on chronic disease, disability, and health-related groups will hold a Press Conference to release the findings of a major research initiative conducted by the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School that demonstrates the importance of Medicaid Expansion, in particular, to maintain or improve both individual and public health as well as reduce health care costs.

Later in the day, concerned citizens can attend a Community Forum/Panel Discussion at 6pm at the University of South Carolina School of Law Auditorium. This Community Forum will include a panel of speakers representing multiple health reform stakeholders. The panel, moderated by WIS-TV Anchor Judi Gatson, will include community advocacy leaders and will provide interactive presentations for community engagement and learning. Panel Members include Representative Joe Neal (SC Legislature District 70), Tony Keck (the Director of Health and Human Services for SC), Rozalynn Goodwin (South Carolina Hospital Association) and Robert Greenwald (Professor at Harvard Law School). Hors d'Oeuvres Reception will follow.

Event Date:
December 11, 2012

Event Times and Locations:
10:00 am - Press Conference in the State House Rotunda

6:00 pm - Community Forum
in the University of SC School of Law Auditorium
701 Main St. Columbia SC 29201

For more information:

Contact Information:
Michael Bivens
Dr. Bambi Gaddist at 803.254.6644 or

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