NC HEALTH REPORT: Health law anniversary events, new video

March 16, 2012
The next two weeks are big ones for the new health law. The second year anniversary of the law is on March 22 and March 26-28 is when the US Supreme Court will be hearing arguments around the law.   Both HAC and our partners like Action NC and Know Your Care have plenty going on.
  • Check out Adam Searing’s op-ed from last week in the News and Observer for a summary of where we are with the law and the legal arguments at stake.
  • Monday, March 19, 10.30AM: Wendell. See HAC’s Nicole Dozier speak about better care and the new health law at the Alliance for Retired Americans and Know Your Care ACA Educational Forum.   [Eastern Wake Senior Center, 323 Lake Dr., Wendell, NC - 919-365-4248.]
  • Tuesday, March 20, 10.30AM: Raleigh. See US Dept. of Health and Human Svcs. Regional Director Anton Gunn, NC Rep. Verla Insko, our friend Sarah Gamble, and others speak at Action NC’s “NC Women Laud the Affordable Care Act.” [Press Room, Legislative Building, Raleigh – call Kevin Rogers 919-862-4009.]
  • Tuesday, March 20, 11.45AM: Greensboro. See HAC’s Adam Linker speak on “Decoding Challenges to the ACA: High stakes for NC.” [Holy Trinity Episcopal Church – Duke Haywood Room, 607 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC. Reservations required for both programs. RSVP 832.9555 or email the League at with "lunchwithLeague" in subject line.]
  • Monday, March 26, TBA: Raleigh. Action NC is putting together a distinguished panel to discuss the ramifications of the US Supreme Court decision on the health law. The “distinguished” part no doubt is because Adam S. may moderate the discussion. Details TBA next week.
  • New Video: Check out our new profile of our friend Vicki Meath, a hardworking Asheville mom whose daughter’s pre-existing condition makes health insurance from a private insurer cost $600 or more a month, but far less from the new health law’s high risk health insurance pool.
Finally: If you are a glutton for punishment, you can see Adam Linker present me with the Families USA consumer health advocate of the year award back in January in Washington, DC.   The real story here of course is how the hard work of Adam L, Nicole and all our colleagues here at the Justice Center gets results. The real story with the video is how Adam Linker refrained from making too much fun of me – an unexpected development.


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