Secretary Sebelius to Announce Millions in Affordable Care Act Grants for States to Help Consumers See Benefits of Patient

Event to be webcast at HealthCare.gov/live

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On Tuesday, October 19, at 11:30 a.m. (EDT) HHS Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, and Karen Pollitz, Deputy Director for Consumer Support, Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (OCIIO), will hold a press conference to announce new resources available under the Affordable Care Act to help states and territories establish or strengthen consumer assistance programs. They will be joined by consumer advocates, state officials, and representatives from around the country.

 

WHO:

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Karen Pollitz, Deputy Director for Consumer Support, OCIIO
Consumer advocates, state officials, and representatives from around the country
 

WHAT:

Press Conference to announce new Consumer Assistance Grants to help states and territories put patients in charge of their health care
 

WHERE:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201
 

Webcast at HealthCare.gov/live

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 11:30 a.m. EDT
 
Media pre-set at 11:00 a.m. EDT
 

For members of the press who cannot make it to the press conference a dial in has been provided for the Q & A portion.

             

DIAL IN:

800-857-6748

PASSCODE: HHS

 

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For more information on the Affordable Care Act please visit www.HealthCare.gov



CONTACT:

HHS Press Office
202-690-6343

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  District of Columbia

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

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