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Community Gathers to Discuss ACA at USciences
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013
Contact:  Lauren Whetzel
Contact Email:  l.whetzel@usciences.edu
Contact Phone:  215-596-8864

In an effort to make the Affordable Care Act a shared and understood conversation among individuals in West Philadelphia, University of the Sciences hosted a discussion regarding this complex law on Monday, Dec. 16.

During the event, Alicia C. Miller, health information data analyst in the University’s Student Health and Counseling Center; and Andrew Peterson PharmD, PhD, John Wyeth Dean of the University’s Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy, presented data to help individuals make informed choices about health insurance options once the Affordable Care Act takes effect in January.

The topics covered in the presentation included:

• Identifying the different health plan options now available for U.S. citizens under the Affordable Care Act.

• Understanding the process for applying to the program and the eligibility criteria.

• Detecting resources for understanding the Affordable Care Act, and navigating the system.

“West Philadelphia is home to many uninsured and underserved residents who will benefit from the healthcare law,” said Dr. Peterson. “Our goal was to ensure attendees left our event feeling more comfortable with the upcoming healthcare changes, as well as more aware of the different options available to them, and more familiar with navigating the website to apply for a healthcare plan.”

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