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Forum focuses on ‘Obamacare’ roll out in Sacramento

07/12/2014 12:16 PM

07/12/2014 12:17 PM

A speaker’s forum examining the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare,” takes place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Embassy Suites Sacramento, 100 Capitol Mall.

Dr. Ron Chapman, chief of the California Department of Public Health and Dr. Jose Arevelo, president of Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, are among the featured speakers, along with Britta Guerrero, executive director of Native American Health Center.

The panel will discuss how the Affordable Care Act is unfolding in Sacramento-area communities six months into its roll out. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Drexel University Sacramento and its master of public health program.

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Sacramento Bee reporters Cynthia Craft and Sammy Caiola write about community health issues in the Sacramento region. Their work is in conjunction with the California Endowment, a non-profit health foundation created in 1996.

Cynthia H. Craft is The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health. She graduated from Ohio State University and previously worked at the Los Angeles Times and California Journal. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. Reach her at ccraft@sacbee.com or 916-321-1270. Twitter: @cynthiahcraft.

Sammy Caiola joined The Sacramento Bee as a health reporter in 2014. She is a recent graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she was a Top 10 finisher in the William Randolph Hearst College Journalism Awards. Reach her at scaiola@sacbee.com or 916-321-1636. Twitter: @SammyCaiola.

 

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