Updated Time: HHS Secretary Sebelius to Commemorate the Second Anniversary of Health Reform in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Secretary Sebelius to participate in a conversation about women’s health at the residence of Linda Hamilton

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

   

WHAT:

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will gather in a living room with U.S. Senator Al Franken, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Governor Mark Dayton, and Minnesota 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. Secretary Sebelius will participate in a conversation at the residence of Linda Hamilton with women and mothers to 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 on March 23, 2010. 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. Because of the law, being a woman will no longer be considered a pre-existing condition, and now families everywhere can rest easier knowing that it is illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against children because of a pre-existing condition.
 

WHO:

Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
 
Al Franken
U.S. Senator, Minnesota
 
Betty McCollum
U.S. Congresswoman, Minnesota
 
Mark Dayton
Governor, Minnesota
 

WHEN:

9:45 a.m. (CDT)

Friday, March 23, 2012
 

WHERE:

Residence of Linda Hamilton
7856 Monroe Street NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55432
 

CONTACT:

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

 

Event is open to credentialed members of the media only

 



CONTACT:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Office of Public Affairs
202-690-6343
[email protected]
www.hhs.gov/news

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Minnesota

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Women  Practice Management  Health  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Congressional News/Views  Other Health  Other Policy Issues  Public Policy  State/Local  Professional Services  Insurance  Consumer  General Health  Managed Care

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