The first in a series of public meetings on planning for a Health Insurance Exchange for DC residents will be held on June 15, 2011 from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm at the MLK Library, Room A-5, located at 901 G St., NW, Washington, DC.
The Mayor’s Health Reform Implementation Committee, chaired by Department of Health Care Finance Director Wayne Turnage, is seeking input from community members and all interested stakeholders in the planning for a Health Exchange for DC residents. The Exchange will be a place where individuals and small businesses can shop for and purchase health care coverage. Tax credits will be available for some individuals and businesses who buy their health care coverage through the Exchange. The purpose of this meeting is to get community input and suggestions on the Exchange. State officials need your input in order to build an Exchange that best serves DC residents and businesses.
The purpose of the first public meeting on June 15th is to gather input and suggestions on what the “Goals and Structure” should be for the District’s Exchange. Please join us for this important discussion. There will be additional public meetings focusing on other important topics, such as the “Governance of the Exchange” and “Small Businesses and the Exchange.” Dates and locations for those meetings will be announced soon.
Following the June 15 meeting are two other public meetings that will focus on different topics in the hopes of engaging stakeholders throughout the planning process. Below is the schedule for the first round of public meetings and the topics for each.
- Governance of the Exchange: Tuesday, June 21, 3 pm to 5 pm at the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW
- Small Businesses and the Exchange: Wednesday, June 29, 6 pm to 8 pm at the West End Library, 1101 24th Street, NW
Following the June meetings, the HRIC intends to convene more meetings throughout the summer in various areas around the District.
For additional information, please visit http://tinyurl.com/HRIC-Public-Notices or contact Dorinda White, DHCF Office of Public Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or DISB Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist Michelle Phipps-Evans at email@example.com.