For Release: Immediate
Date: March 20, 2015
Contact: Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury
Office: (202) 225.3101
Butterfield to Join Dept. of Health & Human Services for Panel on Impact of Affordable Care Act on North Carolina Women for ACA 5th Anniversary
WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday, March 23rd, Rep. G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will join Dr. Pamela Roshell, Department of Health and Human Services Director for Region IV, for a roundtable discussion and celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the Patients’ Protections and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Joining in the celebration, which also marks Women’s History Month, will be key government and healthcare leaders who will discuss the Affordable Care Act’s success in North Carolina, and underscore what its passage means to women’s health.
Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act five years ago, about 560,357 North Carolinians selected plans or were automatically re-enrolled through the health insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.
In addition to Rep. Butterfield and Dr. Roshell, the panelists for the roundtable on Women’s Health and the ACA will include:
· Kellan Moore, Executive Director, Care Share Health Alliance
· Nicole Dozier, NC Justice Center
· Penny Washington, Wake & Franklin Health Services
· Sorien Schmidt, Enroll America, North Carolina
· Dr. Sharon Elliott Bynum, Healing with CAARE
· Krystal Holman, Project Access
· Sally Wilson, Director, Project Access
· Durham County Commissioner Brenda Howerton
· Dr. Elaine Hart Brothers, Director of the Community Health Coalition
This event is free and open to the public and press. Additional details follow:
Who: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with guest Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01)
What: Roundtable Discussion & Listening Session: The Impact of ACA on Women (Women’s Health) in North Carolina
When: Monday, March 23rd, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Community Health Coalition, 407 Crutchfield Street, Durham, NC 27704
Why: Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and Women’s History Month