Free Panel Discussion Examines The Affordable Care Act

CaduceusELIZABETH — The National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Greater Elizabeth Area Section (NCNW/GEAS) and Trinitas Regional Medical Center will co-host a free panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act at the medical center?’s New Point Campus on Friday, Dec. 6, from 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will take place in Grassmann Hall, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 655 East Jersey Street in Elizabeth. Seating is limited. Continental Breakfast will be served.

Some New Jersey residents have already started to enroll to receive the new health coverage to meet the Dec. 31 deadline. To provide information about the new legislation, the panelists will discuss the challenges facing federal, state and local officials as well as how the legislation will affect the availability and delivery of health care to New Jersey residents.

Moderator Dr. Patricia Bennett, Pediatric Surgeon, Vice President and Director of Education Programs of NCNW/GEAS will lead the discussion of panelists Dr. Jaime Torres, Regional Director, US Dept. of Health and Human Services; James Lape, Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health, Psychiatry & Long Term Care of Trinitas Regional Medical Center; Dyana Tanasy, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Office of Health Care Reform of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey; Victoria Perry, Supervisor of Financial Assistance/Charity Care Dept. of Trinitas Regional Medical Center; Lillie Hudson, AARP Outreach Volunteer and Chairman of AARP New Jersey Speakers Bureau, and Justine Ceserano, New Jersey Director of Get Covered America.

To attend this free panel discussion, contact Joann Blount at 908-884-0241, Pam Glover at 973-444-5158, or Evelda Hodge-Miller at 908-994-7449.

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