Meeting looks at Affordable Care Act


First District County Supervisor Susan Gorin will host an Affordable Care Act town hall meeting with community partners on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Altimira Middle School in the Sonoma Valley.

The forum will cover key components, requirements, and opportunities under the Affordable Care Act, also known as health care reform, and provide attendees an opportunity to ask questions of the panel members.

Gorin will serve as the moderator of the forum, with panelists including Rebecca Hermosillo of Congressman Mike Thompson’s office; Karen Fies and Abraham Daniels of Sonoma County’s Health Services Department; Cheryl Johnson of the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center; Jennifer Yankocivh of the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce and Kara Reyes of La Luz Center.

Spanish translation services will be available. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Gorin’s district aide Jennifer Gray at 565-2989, or rsvp@sonoma-county.org

The meeting will take place in the multipurpose room at Altimira Middle School, 17805 Arnold Drive.

  • annevincent

    The LA Times published tables of expected monthly costs for California families, based on ages and income levels and the levels of coverage of the insurance plans. The monthly costs – and the out-of-pocket costs for co-pays and deductibles – are outrageous. Young families in California will not agree to sign up for these plans. Young people are much better off paying for individual services at a clinic or urgent care center, or even an ER. For sicker people with pre-existing conditions, or older people who are more likely to require lots of medical services, probably purchasing these plans is reasonable. But for others…..this is the “Unaffordable Care Act”. The middle class is getting “hammered” with this plan. In California, where our cost of living is so high, families with total combined incomes of $85,000. are only middle class…..yet they are expected to pay large amounts for their premiums. The only people who can qualify for supplements are families who are very poor, or who have family members earning income that is “not reported”. Obamacare has been set up to benefit very poor people, or people who are not reporting income. The middle class are expected to pay for them all. This is blatantly unfair.