Please join me for my November 12 webinar on healthcare reform, the 2012 Presidential election and what it means for young women affected by breast cancer.
What does the Affordable Care Act mean to you? I think this is a question that we ask ourselves as the conversations continue in the political arena, as well as in our daily lives; whether you are a young woman with breast cancer, a long-term survivor, caregiver, health care advocate or simply interested in better understanding the U.S. system of health care coverage.
As a young survivor, I had a crash course on health care policy upon diagnosis. My professional and personal backgrounds collided that fateful April Fool’s Day in 2009. Upon learning of my diagnosis at age 30, and in the cross hairs of losing my health care coverage, I decided to take a slight change in my legislative policy focus and team up with a group of legislators from across the country to work on the crafting of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
During this time, I learned that our health care system does not always provide the best options or quite possibly any option at all, when someone is diagnosed with a serious illness. Between me and the state legislators, who were mostly health committee chairs or staunch advocates for health care, we were able to look at the breakdown of the current system and provide valuable insight and input on the federal front to ensure that state implementation would be more seamless and viable.
With this experience, I have put together a webinar focused on information that is relevant to the young survivor community to date. Included in the webinar, participants will learn more about my story and how it intersects with the passage of the ACA; the timeline and main components of the law; highlights for those diagnosed with cancer; what the Supreme Court decision and the election mean for the law; and how to find additional resources to aid in future decision making.
Not only was this a way to take back my health and find all pathways to insurance coverage, but also it was a means to utilize my knowledge for crafting strong policy and negotiating for others. I’m presenting this webinar as a way to give back to the community and better help others as they go through their personal story with cancer and health care. I hope you’ll join me for this informative webinar!
Monday, November 12, 2012
7 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. CST/ 4 p.m. PST