Park Forest Area League of Women Voters to Host Meeting on Illinois Health Reform Issues on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)–May 7, 2014–The League of Women Voters of the Park Forest Area will host a meeting on Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Cook County and Illinois and Health System Reform Initiatives on Wednesday, May 21, at 7:00 PM at the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest. 

The speaker will be David Carvalho, who is a deputy director for the Illinois Department of Public Health, overseeing the Office of Policy, Planning and Statistics.  He is also chair of the Board of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.  Carvalho will discuss the status of ACA implementation in Illinois, including CountyCare, Medicaid expansion and the Health Insurance Exchange, the “Alliance for Health” system reform initiative, the Section 1115 Waiver Application, and other Public Health initiatives.

The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend to learn more about how the Affordable Care Act is being implemented in Illinois.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose any candidate for public office. Anyone interested in promoting responsible government is invited to be a member. For more information about the program or membership in the League, please contact Mary Lubertozzi, 708-747-1359.


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