The Long Beach Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold a lunch and panel discussion titled: “The Affordable Care Act, Its Possible Repeal and the Impact on Women.” The event will be held on April 1, 2017, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Skylinks Golf Course Clubhouse, located at 4800 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach 90808 with lunch to follow immediately after. The panel discussion and lunch is open to the public at a cost of $25. RSVP to Lee Tsao at [email protected] or pay using a PayPal account and send payment to [email protected] Deadline to register is March 25, 2017.
“Access to affordable, quality health care services is intrinsically tied to economic security, particularly for women, and current efforts in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act makes this panel discussion particularly timely and necessary” says Cacilia Kim, Co-President of the Branch. “We hope that the public will join us for this important discussion.”
The speakers include Dr. Diana Bontà, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bontà Group, which provides consulting services in healthcare matters, Gerrie Schipske, Healthcare Attorney, Registered Nurse and Faculty at California State University, Long Beach, and Cynthia Hanna, Lead Labor Representative with the California Nurses Association.
The panel will focus on the specific impact that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which passed into law in 2010, had on women of all age groups and how recent efforts to repeal and replace the ACA may impact women and their access to affordable, quality care.
The AAUW Long Beach branch has been actively involved in the community since 1911. Its mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research, with membership open to those with an AA degree or greater. For membership details, please visit www.aauw-longbeach.org.
This article was released by the Long Beach Branch of the American Association of University Women.