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Local Round-Up: ACA Outreach and the New Minimum Wage

The deadline for enrollment in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is March 31, and members of the Wesleyan Young Advocates have been working tirelessly since September 2013 to ensure that Middletown residents have the information and resources necessary to enroll. WYA and the Community Health Center are hosting an ACA Celebration Brunch to recognize contributions toward CT enrollment on Saturday March 29 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the CHC (675 Main Street), and then they will distribute information materials to businesses in New Britain until 3 pm. Shuttles will be provided from Usdan until 11:30, and volunteers do not need extensive knowledge of the ACA in order to participate. For more information, contact Marshal Lawler ’16 at plawler[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and Sagar Parekh at ParekhS[at]chc1[dot]com

Talking Healthcare with Chris Murphy – Saturday at 11:30 AM

meet-chris-murphy-the-freshman-senator-on-a-personal-crusade-against-the-nraThis just in from Ben Florsheim ’14, whose stylish new haircut is matched only by his stylish new jacket:

Join WesDems, Wesleyan Young Advocates, and the Community Health Center for a conversation with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy about the Affordable Care Act, getting covered, and other topics. Bring your questions about healthcare and Chris’s other work in the Senate. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

Chris Murphy was elected to represent Connecticut in the United States Senate in 2012 after serving three terms in Congress. He is a leading voice for progressive causes and is currently the youngest senator.

Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge (ESC184)

Affordable Care Act Outreach

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From Marshal Lawler ’16:

Want to help sign Middletown residents up for health insurance under the new health law?

Come to PAC 001 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on Monday the 27th for a first meeting of the year. We’re planning our first outreach event which will be in Meriden. This should be only the first of many events.

This is a great opportunity for people who want to get involved with Connecticut politics/public health!

Date: Monday, January 27
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: PAC 001

Affordable Care Act Outreach

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From Marshal Lawler ’16:

Want to help sign people up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare?

Come to our information session Wednesday 11/20 at 5:30pm in PAC 001 to learn about the new healthcare law and what we’re doing to get Middletown residents insured. These are people who don’t have insurance and need to learn what their options are!

We’re having an insurance navigator from the Community Health Center on Main St. come to explain the nuances of the law. The more people we sign, up the better the markets will function, so it’s really important that we get this done.

This is a great way to get involved in either politics or public health, as the Community Health Center has lots of opportunities for
students who demonstrate a lot of interest.

Also, there will be pizza and drinks.

Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 001

U.S. Health Care Reform: Images and Realities of Costs, Quality, and Access

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From the Center for the Study of Public Life, Jennifer Enxuto has an announcement:

Free and open to the public.

Three of the country’s leading specialists in health policy, economics and health communication will address the implementation and effects of the Affordable Care Act, and consider how political messaging by both proponents and opponents of the ACA is helping shape public opinion and frame the terms of the debate.

John Dankosky, News Director of WNPR and radio host of “Where We Live” (CT Public Broadcasting Network) will moderate a question/answer discussion with the panelists and audience following the presentations.

Date: TODAY
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Powell Family Cinema
Cost: Free!

Read about the panelists after the jump!