By Kathryn Kopchik
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University sociologists Carl Milofsky and Brandn Green will present free public talks about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at local libraries in October and November.
They will discuss three topics: 1) what is and what is not in the ACA; 2) how it will and will not influence one's health insurance; and 3) how implementation of the ACA may occur in this region.
These 30-minute educational talks about the ACA will describe the three main aspects of policy influenced by the bill: Medicaid and Medicare, insurance reform, and the implementation of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Question-and-answer sessions will follow.
Talks are scheduled for:
- Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7:15 p.m. at the Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St., in Mifflinburg;
- Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the West End Library, 45 Ball Park Road, in Laurelton;
- Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., in Lewisburg.
Professor of Sociology Milofsky has researched and taught medical sociology and completed research in the area of community health impacts. Green, who is the director of the Place Studies Initiative of the Bucknell University Environmental Center, is a rural sociologist who has completed research in community health.
Their presentation is certified by the PA Health Access Network, a statewide coalition of organizations working to protect high-quality health insurance coverage for individuals and businesses and to expand coverage to the uninsured.
Milofsky and Green are available to schedule additional presentations in the region. For more information, or to schedule talks, contact Green at 570-577-1724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In March 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. While some provisions of the law have already taken effect, many more provisions will be implemented in the coming years. ACA enrollment begins on Tuesday, Oct. 1, for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014.