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For Immediate Release:
September 17, 2012
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman


Vice Chairwoman Edmonson greets the National Council of Negro Women's "Affordable Care Reform Tour"

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson welcomed the National Council of Negro Women's "Affordable Care Reform Tour" when it made one of its national stops at Florida Memorial University, 1600 N.W. 3 Ave., Miami on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.  The forum, presented by the Council's Metropolitan Dade County Section headed by President Alma Brown, provided information regarding the recently adopted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Vice Chairwoman Edmonson invited a group of seniors, spearheaded by Mrs. Nancy Dawkins and all members of the Carrie P. Meek Community Center at Hadley Park in District 3.

"Understanding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it changes your personal health care landscape is crucial to families and especially to our seniors," Vice Chairwoman told the audience. "Health care reform has made it possible for seniors to receive drug discounts; thousands of children to not be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions and students and young adults to stay on their parents' plans until the age of 26, among other benefits.  It is important that we learn what ACA means to our communities and that we support every effort to make better coverage---preventive and otherwise---accessible to everyone."

Photo by Marta Martinez-Aleman/Vice Chairwoman Edmonson's Office