Preparing For What Lies Ahead
Council President Zach Klein Presents
Community Forum on Potential Affordable Care Act Repeal
[COLUMBUS, OH] Millions of Americans are in a quandary over the future of
the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In Columbus, City Council President Zach Klein and a panel of experts seek to
discuss and help inform the community on the consequences of a healthcare
repeal during the "Where do we go from here? The potential impact of an
ACA repeal” forum.
The forum will be held on Thursday, February 9, 6-7:30pm, at North Broadway
United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Broadway St.
"Repealing the Affordable Care Act has real world consequences, and
Columbus residents deserve the opportunity to learn about how those changes
could affect them and our community,” said Klein. “We are living in a time of
much uncertainty, specifically related to an individual's healthcare.”
This forum gives residents the opportunity to hear from experts in the Columbus
Healthcare industry about what could be next for their organizations and the
ACA, ask questions and voice concerns of a potential repeal.
- Emily Fisher – Access to
Care Program Manager, Columbus Public Health
- Denise Robinson - CEO &
- Stephanie Gilligan – Director
of Advocacy, Ohio Hospital Association
- Dr. Randy Wexler, MD, MPH,
FAAFP - Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Vice Chair of
Clinical Affairs, The OSU Wexner Medical Center
- Jason Koma - Regional Director of Government Affairs
& Regional Development, Mount Carmel Health System
residents could lose health coverage with an ACA repeal. In Franklin County,
uninsured rates declined 11% from 2013-2016. For the current enrollment period
alone, 51,456 people in Columbus submitted applications for coverage through
“I want to hear what my constituents are concerned about, so Council can
address those concerns through local policy, where applicable, and advocacy,
when necessary," Klein continued.