Public And Providers Informed About Accessing Healthcare At The Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures Symposium

Top Quote Houston nonprofits educate healthcare providers 1.1 million uninsured on the Affordable Care Act. Experts will answer access questions and explain process of going from "sick care to health care." End Quote
  • Houston, TX (1888PressRelease) August 30, 2012 - Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, what does that mean for YOU?

    The Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures Symposium will be held September 7th -10th to educate an estimated 1.1 million uninsured and under insured members of the Greater Houston area community and healthcare providers on accessing healthcare. The purpose of the symposium is to simplify the Affordable Care Act and to inform people on what the law will pay for, will not pay for and any out-of-pocket costs to expect in 2014. The event is free to everyone.

    The event for the general public will be held on Sunday, September 9th from 3:30- 6:30 pm. A variety of healthcare experts will be available Sunday afternoon to answer questions on how to access healthcare. Featured speakers, Randall Wright, MD and Veronica D. Moore, will speak about the impact of the Act to American citizens and what to expect when going from "sick care to health care."

    Monday, September 10th, the behavioral healthcare providers the keynote speaker is Michael Duffy, Regional Administrator for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Providers will discuss the laws and applications of the Act. Breakout sessions will be held on topics including billing, integration with health care providers and program efficacy.

    Both Monday and Sunday's events will be held at the Kingdom Builders Center, 6011 West Orem Houston, Texas 77085.

    Seminars for medical healthcare providers are on Friday, September 7th, the faith based community has focused seminars on Saturday, September 8th. Both events featured speakers include Linda Waling, Faithful Reform in Health Care, and Bob Crittenden, Executive Director, Herndon Alliance. These events will be held in the Community Room at St. Paul's United Methodist Church located at 5501 Main Street Houston, TX 77004. For more information, visit

    For more information, visit the Coalition of Healthy Futures on Facebook or Organizations interested in community enrollment opportunities on September 9th should email Martha Grady, Gateway to Care, at: Martha.grady ( @ ) gatewaytocare dot org for the Enrollment Fair-Table Reservation form.

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