The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is designed to expand health insurance and to adopt fundamental reforms in the insurance industry.
Altenheim Resource Center in Wheeling is offering the opportunity for the community to learn what the Affordable Care Act means and the impact it will have.
"We are seeing more changes in our insurance, our health care and the health care service delivery systems. It is imperative that we become and stay informed about our medical care, insurance and benefits! Being our own best health care advocate means that we be informed on all aspects of our health care delivery and payment systems," said Ann Koegler, Altenheim executive director.
A free informational community program on the Affordable Care Act will take place from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at First Christian Church, 1343 National Road, Wheeling. Registration will open at 12:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available.
Lisa Diehl of the West Virginians for Affordable Health Care will be the speaker. Diehl has many years of experience as an organizer and freelance consultant for a variety of state organizations including WV Women Work!, WV Citizen Action and WV Council of Churches. She also has worked for national organizations, including Wider Opportunities for Women. She has been a long-time advocate for women on issues related to nontraditional employment, economic justice, self-sufficiency, and poverty.
Reservations are required and seating is limited to 25. Call 304-243-0996 to reserve a seat.