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Written by Elisha Smith   
Monday, 13 June 2011 12:08

Farm, rural and labor organizations join forces to conduct community forums on the Affordable Care Act’s impact in rural America

Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs, Iowa Farmers Union and Iowa Citizen Action Network are co-hosting several health care forums to answer questions on what the Affordable Care Act means for Iowa families, students, farmers and small business owners. 

“This forum is a great opportunity for Iowans to learn about the Affordable Care Act and get their questions answered,” said Virginia Wolking, Rural Policy Organizer at the Center for Rural Affairs.  “We held meetings in Grinnell and Cedar Falls in the summer of 2009 where we discussed what people in those areas wanted to see included in the Affordable Care Act and I’m excited to return to the area for another discussion.”  

“Whether you are wondering about what the health care law means for your family's insurance, for the insurance you provide to your employees, if your child’s pre-existing condition is covered under your insurance, or about the timeline of when different parts of the Affordable Care Act will go into effect, we have answers to your questions,” said Wolking.

Individuals interested in attending the forum can contact Virginia Wolking at the Center for Rural Affairs (402.687.2103 ext 1017 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )  to RSVP or for additional information.

What: A community forum to answer your questions about health care and the Affordable Care Act.

When and Where:

Monday, June 20
6:30-8:30pm
Council Chambers
220 Clay Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Thursday, June 23
6:30-8:30pm
First Presbyterian Church
1025 5th Avenue
Grinnell, Iowa

See www.cfra.org for more information about the Center for Rural Affairs.

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