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Reps. George Miller and John Garamendi To Announce Major Consumer Protections From New Health Care Law To Kick In Next Week


Friday, September 17, 2010



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Patient's Bill of Rights in the Affordable Care Act will stop the worst insurance company abuses.
Congressmen will be joined by Bay Area residents affected by the changes.

MARTINEZ, CA — This Monday, Reps. George Miller (D-Martinez) and John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek) will be joined by area residents to announce major new health insurance consumer protections that will begin on or after September 23rd. The Affordable Care Act, approved by Congress and signed into law by President Obama this past March, ensures that all Americans will have access to affordable health care. Its many provisions are being implemented in phases. The Congressmen will encourage constituents to contact their insurance company regarding recent changes and will also highlight threats to the new benefits and protections by opponents of health care law.

When:

Monday, September 20, 2010
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Where:

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
2500 Alhambra Avenue
Martinez, CA 94553

Who:

Rep. George Miller (D - Martinez)
Rep. John Garamendi (D - Walnut Creek)
Dr. William Walker, Director of Contra Costa Health Services
Bay Area residents who will benefit from the Affordable Care Act and the provisions that will begin on Sept 23rd and after.

Please RSVP to Amy.Peake@mail.house.gov or by calling 202-262-2980.


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Press Contact
  • Miller Press Office:
  • 202-225-2095
  • Garamendi Press Office:
  • 202-225-1880
  • Contra Costa Regional Press Office:
  • 925-313-6268