NEWS

Seminar to detail specifics of heath care reform act

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Much has been said in the national media about the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, but little of it has been about the specifics of the Act.

Several local organizations seeking to change that are partnering to put on a free seminar titled "The Basics of the Affordable Care Act From the Consumer Perspective."

Scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, the seminar is being provided by Joanna Fawzy Moreales, Esq., who has more than 19 years of experience translating legal, employment, insurance information for the cancer community.

The presentation can be seen in three locations.

It will be held in College of the Siskiyous' Rural Health Science Institute in Yreka from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Greeting and refreshments will start at 4 p.m.

It will be presented via distance learning in Room DLC 3 at the Weed College of the Siskiyous campus or in the Distance Learning Center in Happy Camp.

Often referred to as "ObamaCare," the national Health Care Reform program has been called "one of the most complex laws we have ever passed in America."

The insurance mandate and Health Benefits Exchange parts of the Act are scheduled to launch in January, 2014.

The June 18 seminar is described as "a free and understandable sneak peak at the upcoming implementation of America's health care reform law."

It will include information about new health consumer rights, new health insurance options, changes to Medi-Cal and Medicare, and the part of the law that most pertains to individual consumers.

The seminar will cover important updates to the nation's health care system during both 2013 and 2014.

Klamath Health Services is partnering with the California Dialogue on Cancer, Community Health Plan of the Siskiyous, Tres Churchill Insurance, JEDI, Northland Cable, and others to bring this free consumer education program to area residents.

It's requested that those planning to attend call Karen Anderson at 530-926-1300. Reservations are not required.