You are invited to the
2011 Wyoming Health Care Symposium
September 13, 2011, 8:30 to 5 at Ramada Plaza Riverside in Casper
Just the facts please: Health care conference organized for those seeking information about the Affordable Care Act
Casper, Wyoming (August 17, 2011) One Health Voice, a group of Wyoming agencies and organizations working together to improve access to healthcare in Wyoming, is hosting the 2011 Wyoming Health Care Symposium on Tuesday September 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Riverside in Casper. The symposium, “Just the Facts Please,” is the first in a series of informational programs about the newly adopted healthcare reform law, the Affordable Care Act. The one day program is designed to provide ample opportunity for people to ask their own questions of policy experts.
T. R. Reid, bestselling author of “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Healthcare,” will keynote the event. National and regional experts will present on specific aspects of the new law and how other states are preparing for implementation of the new law.
“Large pieces of legislation can often be confusing,” said Patrick Monahan, executive director of the Wyoming Primary Care Association. “This symposium is designed to help people learn more about what is and what is not in the new law and provide a place for people to get their questions answered.”
“Every dollar in the healthcare system comes from consumers, people who buy insurance or pay taxes. We definitely want health care consumers, people who work with low-income populations, senior citizens and small business owners from across the state who wish to learn more about how this national legislation may impact them to attend,” said Neil Hilton, vice president of the Wyoming Hospital Association. “In the end, that’s who this is really about. They’re the reason this group has formed to host this symposium.”
Key presenters include national, regional and state policy experts including:
Organizations involved with One Health Voice include AARP Wyoming, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Children’s Action Alliance, Consumer Advocates: Project Healthcare, Equality State Policy Center, National Multiple Sclerosis Society CO-WY Chapter, Wyoming Center for Nursing and Health Care Partnerships, Wyoming Epilepsy Association, Wyoming Health Care Access Network/PhRMA, Wyoming Hospital Association, and the Wyoming Primary Care Association.