Park Forest Area League of Women Voters to Host Meeting on Health Care on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—November 1, 2012. The League of Women Voters of the Park Forest Area will host an educational meeting on the topic of Health Care on Wednesday, November 14, at 7:00 PM at the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest.  

Senator Toi Hutchinson, Illinois District 40, will speak about the state level action to implement the Affordable Care Act.  She will talk about the state legislature’s interest and progress to date in implementing the provisions relating to the establishment of State Health Insurance Exchanges, which are to provide access to affordable health insurance to individuals, families and small businesses.  She will also talk about the possibility of the expansion of Medicaid program as permitted in the Affordable Care Act, and the status of the current Illinois Medicaid program, and what changes have been made or are likely to be made due to the financial status of the state budget.   

Senator Hutchinson joined the Senate in January 2009, and represents portions of Cook, Iroquois, Kankakee and Will counties.  She serves as Chair of the Senate Revenue Committee, and also serves on the Agriculture and Conservation, Judiciary, Labor and Transportation Committees.   

The League of Women Voters supports access to universal health care coverage, and this meeting is an effort to educate our members and the public on the progress towards that goal.  

The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend to learn more about this important issue. 

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose any candidate for public office. Anyone interested in promoting responsible government is invited to be a member. For more information about the program or membership in the League, please contact Theresa Settles, 708-748-8664.