In a mere two weeks, the
god forsaken death march wonderful expression of our democracy that is the 2012 presidential campaign will be over.
And, as you may have heard, the fate of the Affordable Care Act passed by congress in 2010 (and deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court this summer) may hinge on who occupies the White House come January 2013.
Depending on which political party you believe, the ACA is either 1.) the beginning of the end of America as we know it, or 2.) the solution to all of our healthcare problems.
So, who is right?
Well, we certainly don’t know.
But we have a good feeling that Kansas Health Institute senior analyst and strategy team leader Suzanne Schrandt might. And Villagers interested in parsing out precisely what the ACA would mean for Kansans are in luck, because this Thursday, Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village will be hosting a forum on the ACA featuring Schrandt.
The event is free and open to the public, and will run from 7-9 p.m.The goal of the forum is to educate the public’s about of the key components of the ACA, the timeline for implementation, the meaning of the “individual mandate” and how the law will affect each Kansas family.
For more information, visit Asbury’s website.