Goal Is to Educate Professional Staff Who Work With Seniors About New Health Care Reform Law
On Monday, May 17, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) will participate in a Maryland Department of Aging forum to help educate the state’s Department of Aging county directors, senior center directors and auxiliary staff who work with seniors about the newly enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The health reform bill was signed into law on March 23 and it contains a number of provisions that will benefit seniors, including; closing the Medicare Part D “donut hole” for prescription drug coverage by 2020, elimination of deductibles, co-pays and other cost sharing for preventive care beginning in 2011, free annual wellness checkups beginning in 2011, and the creation of a voluntary long-term care insurance program in 2012. Also participating in the forum will be Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Gloria Lawlah, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging.
· WHAT: Maryland Department of Aging Health Care “Summit” on the newly enacted health care reform law
· WHO: Senator Cardin; Kathy Greenlee, HHS; and Gloria Lawlah, MD Dept. of Aging
· WHEN: Monday, May 17 at 2: 30 p.m.
· WHERE: Robert A. Pascal Senior Center,
125 Dorsey Rd.,
Glen Burnie, MD