CPIJ supporting NLGJA panel on effects of health care reform on LGBT communities: February 27th at WHYY in Philadelphia

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NLGJA in Association with Mazzoni Center presents:

The Affordable Care Act: Telling the Story

Understanding the Impact of Health Reform on LGBT Communities 

Free Event! Register online today! 

This free forum, hosted by WHYY and open to the public, will shed light on stories that are not being told in mainstream media, connect journalists with new sources, and connect people in the community to resources available to them before the enrollment deadline on March 31, 2014.

Please join the Philly chapter of NLGJA, the association of LGBT journalists, and the Mazzoni Center for this important event. We need your voice and your stories!

The event will be held at WHYY, 150 S. 6th Street, in Philadelphia.

Experts from the Media, Public Health & Government:

Maiken Scott, reporter and host of WHYY-FM’s weekly health & science show The Pulse, will take audience questions and lead our panelists, including:

Trudy Lieberman, who reports on the ACA and media coverage of health care reform for the Columbia Journalism Review and has more than 40 years of journalistic experience specializing in insurance, health care and health care financing issues.

Robert J. Winn, MD, the medical director at Mazzoni Center (Philadelphia’s only health center focusing on the region’s LGBT communities), who concentrates his work and research on the  health disparities of LGBT communities, HIV care, transgender care and adolescent health.

Katie Keith, a member of the Steering Committee of Out2Enroll, a collaborative effort to educate the LGBT community about the ACA, is an attorney and former Georgetown University research professor who specializes in state and federal implementation of the ACA. She is now Director of Research at Trimpa Group.

While tentative, a representative from The White House’s Office of Public Engagement is also schedule to attend and speak at the event.

Navigators will be available at the event to answer attendees’ specific questions  or assist them enrolling in or finding the correct health plan.

Additional support for this event is provided by The Philadelphia Gay News & Temple University’s Center for Public Interest Journalism.

Remember, the event is free but does require registration to attend. Please register here.

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