A luncheon and forum on the Affordable Care Act will be held March 2 in San Lorenzo.
The event is being co-sponsored by the Eden Area League of Women Voters (LWV) and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
The event is open to the public and will feature presenter Alex Briscoe, the director of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon follows at 11:45 a.m. The program starts at 12:15 p.m. followed by a question and answer period beginning at 1:15 p.m. It will be held at the .
The Affordable Care Act put in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond, with most changes taking place by 2014. It was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010.
Some changes, as a result of the law, have already begun. Lawsuits have been filed to overturn portions of the law. Some politicians have recommended overturning the whole act, itself.
Organizers say the forum will address questions about what effect the complex and controversial Act will have on people's health coverage, how it will impact the cost and availability of health insurance, whether Medicare coverage will be impacted and what constitutes basic care.
Director Briscoe will also describe what the act will mean for the local community.
This program is open to the public and there is no charge for those who would like to attend just the program, without lunch. However, RSVPs are requested and should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call by calling Suzanne at 510-538-0678.
The cost of the lunch is $10 if paid by February 28th, otherwise cost for lunch will be $15 at the door.