President Obama’s domestic policy legacy is on the line with the bungled roll out of the Affordable Care Act, or ‘Obamacare’ as it is often known. Criticism is now coming in from all corners. Even former president Bill Clinton has joined the chorus criticizing the implementation of the new health care law. Many Americans have been frustrated by the failures at healthcare.gov and many have seen their health plans canceled by their insurance companies despite assurances from the President and his administration. Many more are simply confused about the impact that the law will have on them and their loved ones. The president’s announcement proposing a one year delay some provisions and roll back policy cancellations seems to have appeased some, confused others, and created another debate on the law’s efficacy.
On Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm, KPCC health care correspondent Stephanie O’Neill and Emily Bazar of California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Center for Health Reporting at USC’s Annenberg School will host a town hall meeting at the Crawford Family Forum to discuss what Californians should expect from the Affordable Care Act. The two will engage with the public on a wide range of issues from the individual mandate to the affect that the law will have on the cost of insurance for individuals as well as small business owners, and how the medical community will adapt to the changes. The public is invited to ask questions that are important to them so that the interaction will be as relevant as possible to all who attend or stream the town hall meeting live at kpcc.org.
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Get more information about this event, RSVP and submit a question here.
The Crawford Family Forum is a venue for civic engagement, entertainment and education at Southern California Public Radio’s Moan Broadcast Center in Pasadena.