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Town hall meeting to discuss potential effect of ACA repeal

3/10/2017, 6 a.m.
Residents concerned about the potential effect of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act can attend a town hall meeting ...
House District 94 Rep. Karen Bennett

Residents concerned about the potential effect of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act can attend a town hall meeting on March 18 at Fire Station No. 25 in Stone Mountain.

It begins at 10 a.m. with House District 94 Rep. Karen Bennett as host.

Key components of the ACA, also known as Obamacare, include allowing young adults to remain on their parents’ insurance until they are 26 and accessible, affordable health care to individuals with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes.

“The constituents of my district and DeKalb and Gwinnett counties – in fact, all Georgians – owe it to themselves and their families to learn about the possible consequences of repealing the Affordable Care Act without an equal or better health care replacement and what to do about voicing their concerns,” Bennett said in a March 7 statement.

Bennett, a longtime Stone Mountain resident, has offered education and access to sign-up for affordable health care. As a physical therapist, she said she knows firsthand what can happen to a family if there is not adequate health care for those who need it, especially the children who are born with pre-existing conditions.

The fire station is at 7136 Stockbridge Road. For more information, call 404-656-0202.