Town hall meeting will focus on possible repeal of Affordable Care Act

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 27, 2017

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson

The Lou Walker Senior Center is hosting an information session for senior citizens to discuss the impact repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on Medicare and Medicaid.

The event is being organized by U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson’s office.

According to the press release, repealing ACA would mean cuts to Medicaid spending that Johnson’s office says will limit access to “critical nursing home care.” 

During the town hall, guest speakers such as Cindy Zeldin, Executive Director for Georgians for a Healthy Future, will outline how cutting Medicaid and Medicare affect elderly citizens.

This event will take place on Mar. 1, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The center is located at 2538 Panola Rd., Lithonia, Ga. 30058.

For more information, contact Community Outreach Liason Joshua Smith at (770)987-2291.

President Trump has pledged to get rid of and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, but repealing the law has proven to be a complicated issue for the president and the current Republican majority in congress. According to CNN, Republicans are working on a potential replacement for the current law.

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