Saturday event: Focus on health reform impact on young adults
Here's part of a news release on this event set for Saturday:
On Saturday, May 7th at 10:45 AM, the Campaign for Better Health Care’s campus organization will host a walk beginning on the south side of the
Union on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Quad.
Featured speaker, Dr. James Galloway, Assistant Surgeon General and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region V Acting Regional Director, will be speaking about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on young adults.
Illinois residents have more freedom and control over their health care choices because of The Affordable Care Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. The new protections mean:
— 753,000 children in Illinois will no longer be denied a new policy based on a pre-existing condition.
— 720,000 Illinois residents no longer have to worry about losing their insurance.
—140,203 Illinois seniors received relief when they reached the prescription drug coverage gap known as the “donut hole.”
— 50,900 eligible young adults in Illinois are now allowed to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until their 26th birthday.
Registration for the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m.
This event is sponsored by the CBHC’s Health Care Justice Campaign and the campus student organization CBHC of UIUC.