HHS Secretary Sebelius to participate in a women’s living room discussion

Secretary Sebelius to highlight how the health reform law puts Wisconsin families back in charge of their health care

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



HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will gather in a living room with Wisconsin women to hear their stories about experiencing health care insecurity, including worrying about gaps in coverage for a spouse, parent or child, and facing financial hardship and discrimination from insurance companies. The conversation will take place at the residence of Charlene Pedersen-Purtell, and they will discuss how the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, has put Americans back in charge of their health since it was signed into law two years ago. Secretary Sebelius will highlight how women in particular are disproportionally impacted by insurance company abuses such as discrimination on pre-existing conditions, coverage recessions and lifetime limits on care, and how the law is giving middle-class families a fair shot in today’s economy.


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


11:30 AM (CDT)
Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Residence of Charlene Pedersen-Purtell
2233 Fox Avenue, Madison, WI, 53711


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
Office of Public Affairs
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  District of Columbia  Wisconsin

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Public Policy  White House/Federal Government  Professional Services  Insurance  General Health