Wisconsin health advocacy groups plan to hold an educational community forum to explain how the federal health care law works. The law is officially known as the Affordable Care Act and is sometimes referred to as Obamacare.
The forum is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Best Western Claridge Motor Inn, North and South Room, 70 North Stevens St. in Rhinelander.
The public is invited and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.The forum will include an overview of the law including what has already gone into effect as well as changes coming in 2014 when the bulk of the law will take effect.
Among the speakers will will take part in the forum are Sara Eskrich, Wisconsin Council on Children and Families; Sara Finger, Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health; Billy Feitlinger, Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans; and Doug Hill, Know Your Care Wisconsin
For more about the health care law, visit healthcare.gov. Some of its impact in Wisconsin can be found at healthcare.gov/law/resources/wi.html.