In the month of October, my staff and I hosted two town hall events to provide education forums for the general public regarding the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), the Federal healthcare legislation that goes into effect on January 1, 2014. The approximately two hundred attendees at each event were provided the opportunity to raise questions and concerns regarding the ACA with our knowledgeable
panel of experts including Herb Schultz with the US Dept of Health and Human, and Lisa Finkelstein with LA County Dept of Health Services. Attendees learned valuable information about how to obtain health insurance, how to choose the best plan, and how the ACA will affect their lives going forward.
Because the ACA will soon be implemented, and 31% of the population of AD 50 remains uninsured, I hope to organize more town hall events in the coming months.