Sebelius To Explain Health Insurance Reform In Webcast

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will host a webcast to discuss how health insurance reform will benefit all Americans on Friday, August 7 at 1:00 PM EDT. The webcast will feature top HHS officials who will discuss how health insurance reform will improve the quality of care for all Americans and take questions.

The webcast is called Health Insurance Reform - What's in it For You. HHS officials participating in the webcast include several high ranking officials.

Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Dr. Blumenthal will discuss how health information technology can reduce medical errors and improve the quality of care for all Americans.


Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health. Dr. Koh will outline how prevention and wellness initiatives can help all Americans live longer, healthier lives.

Dr. Mary Wakefield, R.N., Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Wakefield will outline the current shortage of health providers and discuss how reform will help ensure all Americans have access to the care they need.

The participants will answer questions submitted by the American people. Questions can be emailed to [email protected] Questions can also be submitted via Twitter by using the hashtag #HCRQ.

WHAT: Webcast: Health Insurance Reform - What's in it For You
WHEN: Friday, August 7, 2009
1:00 PM EDT

CONTACT: HHS Press Office
(202) 690-6343

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