HHS Secretary Sebelius to commemorate the second anniversary of health reform in St. Louis, Missouri

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to participate in a Senior’s Health Discussion at the St. Louis Community College at Forest Park

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS):



Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will join with seniors at the St. Louis Community College at Forest Park to discuss how the passage of the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, has strengthened Medicare for seniors across the country. Secretary Sebelius will highlight how the law extends important benefits such as free preventive services, annual wellness visits that give seniors more time with their doctor and a 50 percent discount on prescription drugs for people with Medicare in the coverage gap known as the "donut hole." The law provides unprecedented fraud-fighting tools, cracks down on waste, fraud and abuse, and just last year returned $4.1 billion to the federal government. The Secretary will also announce new Medicare drug discount savings data to illustrate how seniors continue to benefit from the Affordable Care Act.


Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


2:30PM (CDT)
Monday, March 19, 2012


St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
5600 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110


Keith Maley, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, [email protected]


Event is open to credentialed members of the media only


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Missouri

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Seniors  Health  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Congressional News/Views  Public Policy  State/Local  White House/Federal Government  Professional Services  Insurance  Consumer  General Health



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