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Media Advisory No. PENDING
Office of Communications (202) 720-4623
Media Advisory: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Rural Health Care Provider to Hold Media Conference Call on 2nd Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 – TODAY, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will host a media conference call on the 2nd anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. He will be joined by Carolyn Sheridan, a rural health care provider and the Clinical Director of AgriSafe, a non-profit organization representing health professionals who provide health care services to farm families.
The President's health law gives hard working, middle-class families the security they deserve. The Affordable Care Act forces insurance companies to play by the rules, prohibiting them from dropping your coverage if you get sick, billing you into bankruptcy through annual or lifetime limits, and, soon, discriminating against anyone with a pre-existing condition.
As chair of the White House Rural Council, Secretary Vilsack is working to ensure that rural Americans are aware of the many ways the Affordable Care Act impacts them. Specifically, rural families will see improved access to care, new options for those with pre-existing conditions, coverage for young adults so they can remain locally and contribute to their rural economies, and reduced insurance barriers to emergency services.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
11:45 a.m. EDT
WHAT: Media conference call on the impact of the 2nd anniversary of the Affordable Care Act on rural Americans.
WHO: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
Carolyn Sheridan, Clinical Director for AgriSafe, a network of health professionals who assure access to preventative services for farm families and the agricultural community.
Passcode: SECY (Given Verbally)
Note: All callers using the above pass code will be placed in listen only mode. To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.
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