Forum on health-reform law to be held in Lexington March 21

In time for the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a forum will be held in Lexington to review the ins and outs of the law.

“This is not a debate about reform, but it is a chance for interested parties to get better educated by some of the top professionals in the field,” said Mark Johnson, health equity team leader with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

The forum will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 21 at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 E. Third St. in Lexington. Speakers will include Jodi Mitchell, executive director of the Kentucky Voices for Health; the Rev. Marian M. Taylor, executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches; and Anton J. Gunn, regional director of Region IV of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Other speakers will include Lexington Mayor Jim Gray; Councilman Chris Ford; the Rev. Troy Thomas, chair of the Black Church Coalition; and Dr. Rice Leach, acitng county health commissioner and former state health commissioner.
The event is sponsored by the health department, Kentucky Voices for Health and the Black Church Coalition. For more information, call Mark Johnson at 859-288-2391.
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