HHS Secretary Sebelius to Participate in Cost-Savings Roundtable in Manchester, New Hampshire

Secretary Sebelius to hear from New Hampshirites who have saved money because of the health reform law

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

 

WHAT:

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will discuss how the Affordable Care Act, signed into law two years ago, has put money back into the pockets of millions of Americans. Secretary Sebelius will highlight cost-saving provisions in the Affordable Care Act, such as the ability for states to crack down on unjustified premium hikes, the new 80/20 rule, which says that 80 cents of every dollar must be spent on health care rather than CEO salaries, and the small business tax credit, which has lowered health insurance costs for small business owners, who on average have paid about 18 percent more than large firms for the same health insurance policy. Secretary Sebelius will hear from New Hampshirites who have seen their out-of-pocket costs drop because of the cost-saving measures in the law, including no-cost preventive services, the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan, Medicare drug discounts and young adults under 26 who have gained coverage on their parents’ plan.
 

WHO:

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

WHEN:

11:00 AM (EDT)
Thursday, March 22, 2012
 

WHERE:

Manchester Community College
1066 Front Street, Manchester, NH 03102
 

CONTACT:

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

 

Event is open to credentialed members of the media only



CONTACT:

HHS
202-690-6343
[email protected]
www.hhs.gov/news

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  District of Columbia  New Hampshire

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Public Policy  State/Local  White House/Federal Government  Professional Services  Insurance  Managed Care

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