In honor of the 2nd anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), March 23rd, various groups are organizing press conferences, events, birthdays, and other activities during the week of March 19-23 to celebrate and to mark the Supreme Court considerations of the constitutionality of the law.
On Wednesday, March 21st at 8:00 pm ET the Children’s Health Group, will be holding a webinar, titled Children, the Court, and the Constitution: A Preview of Next Week’s Historic Oral Arguments. The webinar will provide a detailed overview of each of the issues before the Supreme Court, and outline how the Court’s decision will impact the law’s future and the millions of children and families affected by its provisions.
Also on Wednesday, the Children’s Defense Fund is holding a “Tweetup” on the Affordable Care Act #ACA to celebrate gains in children’s health with hashtag, #ACA4YOUandME. The Twitter-verse is already seeing many groups tweet about wins for kids from the ACA, like First Focus with a Top 10 #InvestInKids series. Join them, CWLA and other ACA supporters next week on Twitter to raise awareness about the benefits of ACA for children.
On Thursday, March 22nd, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will host a Health Care Law Second Anniversary Celebration with Guest Speaker Dr. Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States.
Also on Thursday, Medicaid Matters for Kids will hold a briefing in collaboration with the bipartisan Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus that will focus on flexibility within the Medicaid program, including waivers and private initiatives.
Finally, HHS has just introduced a new initiative to enable people to submit stores about they have been affected by the new health care law. Word is spreading on Twitter with the hashtag #MyCare and more information about submitting stories can be found at http://www.healthcare.gov/mycare.
Stay tuned to @CWLAUPDATES on Twitter for more information on ACA celebrations.