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Health reform resource project expert to speak on Obamacare

Special to The Hays Daily News

Sheldon Weisgrau, director of the Health Reform Resource Project, will talk about health care, health insurance and why it is an important public policy issue in the Fort Hays Ballroom of Fort Hays State University's Memorial Union at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Weisgrau is appearing at the invitation of the university's College of Health and Life Sciences in conjunction with the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent programs.

The Health Reform Project is a foundation-funded initiative to provide education and technical assistance to consumers and other stakeholders in the implementation of health reform and the Affordable Care Act in Kansas.

Weisgrau will talk about the ACA, how it may (or may not) address problems in the health system, and the impact of the law on consumers, health care providers and businesses.

He said that he will make a presentation and then open the floor to questions from the audience.

Weisgrau has been explaining the health care act around the state since the ACA was passed in March 2010. By now, he said, he has made "many hundreds" of presentations. Funding for the project is from a coalition of six organizations that comprise Kansas Grantmakers in Health: the Sunflower Foundation; the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund; REACH Healthcare Foundation; the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City; the Kansas Health Foundation; and the Wyandotte Health Foundation.

For more information, contact the College of Health and Life Sciences at 785-628-4200 or by email to chls1@fhsu.edu.