Mar 21, 2011
Celebrate the first anniversary of the historic health care insurance reform
Wednesday will mark the first anniversary of the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the largest overhaul of the health care system in decades.
Passage of the historic health care insurance reform lowers the cost of health care, increases the number of health care providers, holds health insurance companies accountable, improves the quality of health care and extends health coverage to 32 million people. It was a hard fought victory, and one of the biggest battles was to overcome the constant lies and misinformation from Republicans that continues today. In fact, the insurance lobby was spending $1.4 million a day to spread those lies and misinformation in an unsuccessful effort to kill the bill.
To celebrate the passage and one year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, The Michigan Consumers for Healthcare Advancement (MCHA), a coalition working to address the opportunities that healthcare reform presents, is sponsoring a week-long series of events beginning today in Grand Rapids and continuing through March 25 in Dearborn.
The celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. today at the Waters Building, 161 Ottawa Ave. NW Suite 305-C in Grand Rapids.
On Tuesday the celebration will be in Kalamazoo at 1 p.m. at the Family Health Center, 117 W. Patterson St. On Wednesday we will celebrate in the Capitol at Lansing at 10 a.m. On Thursday the celebration will be in Saginaw at the David R. Gomez Community Health Center, 501 Lapeer at 1 p.m. The celebration will conclude in Dearborn at the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), 2651 Saulino Ct.