Huff to Host Town Hall on Affordable Care Act

Public Invited to Informational Meetings in Both Diamond Bar and Brea
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 00:00

Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) will host two upcoming Town Halls on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California, and how the new federal law will affect constituents in the 29th Senate District. Both events will feature presentations from representatives with Covered California and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Town Halls will include information about how the ACA will affect California businesses and families, new health insurance options, the enrollment process and resources that are available to them.

City of Diamond Bar
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 9am-12pm
Diamond Bar Center, 1600 Grand Avenue, Diamond Bar, CA 91765

City of Brea
Thursday November 7, 2013, 1-4pm
Brea City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, Brea, CA 92821

“It is safe to say that there is still quite a bit of confusion about Obamacare, and these Town Halls are designed to provide a little clarity on the subject,” said Senator Huff. “According to recent polling by the Kaiser Foundation, about one in three Americans say they don’t have enough information about the new health care law, many still don’t know that the new health care exchanges are open for business and half of those questioned don’t know who is going to pay for what.”

The Town Halls will feature presentations on the new health care exchanges from Suzanna Choi from Covered California and the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. Representatives from the SBA will also be in attendance to outline the impact of the federal health care law on small business and employees who are currently not covered under traditional health care plans.

According to Covered California, which is working throughout the state to educate residents about the ACA, more than 5.3 million Californians may be eligible to sign up for health care coverage through the new health care exchange, with 2.7 million eligible for subsidies from the federal government.

“This event is open to the public and will include a question and answer session,” said Senator Huff.

For more information, or to RSVP, please call (714) 671-9474.