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Health Care Reform Law

To educate the community about health care reform also known as the Affordable Care Act, the Cone Health Foundation forged partnerships with the Greensboro Public Library, WFDD Radio and the League of Women Voters for a series of book discussions and programs on the subject.

Part of those events included a visit by journalist T.R. Reid, author of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.  Reid has become one of the nation's best-known reporters through his coverage of global affairs for The Washington Post, his books and documentary films, and his commentaries on National Public Radio.

A panel discussion followed Reid's presentation moderated by WFDD General Manager, Denise Franklin.  Participants included E. Benjamin Money, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Community Health Center Association; Mark Hall, Fred D. and Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law and Public Health at Wake Forest University School of Law and Medicine; and Dr. Marian Earls, Medical Director for Pediatrics at Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine.  Video of the evening can be viewed at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmb0esqRA6g.

Learn more about the science behind our advocacy work:

The health reform law, in one cartoon:  Washington Post, 1/18/2012

Four Models of Health Care and Warnings:  Presentation by T.R. Reid

The Affordable Care Act:  Immediate Benefits for North Carolina

Why We Need the Affordable Care Act:  Violet's Story

Nonpartisan Explanation of Health Reform

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Families USASince 1982, Families USA has worked to promote high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

 HerndonHerndon Alliance is a nationwide non-partisan coalition of more than 200 minority, fair, labor, advocacy, business and healthcare provider organizations.

 

 NCIOM

 The institute fosters its research, review and educational functions through collaborative efforts with established centers and agencies within North Carolina.

 

  PICO        Since 1972, PICO--a national network of faith-based community organizations--has successfully worked to increase access to health care, improve public schools, make neighborhoods safer, build affordable housing, redevelop communities and revitalize democracy.

 

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