Jewish groups co-sponsor forum on Affordable Care Act

March 23, 2012 will mark the second anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). In connection with that anniversary, several St. Louis Jewish organizations, along with other faith-based and community groups, will be co-sponsoring “What’s in the Affordable Care Act and What’s Happening with Implementation.” The educational forum will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday Tuesday, March 13 at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road in Creve Coeur.

Professor Sidney Watson of St. Louis University School of Law will be joined by other speakers to share their knowledge and answer questions.

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“Many people still have questions about the Affordable Care Act and how it is being implemented in the state of Missouri,” said Stephen Skrainka, Chair of the Health Care Advisory Committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council and a member of the Health Care Tikkun Olam Team at Central Reform Congregation. JCRC and CRC are both co-sponsors of the forum.

Watson is a specialist in health care law. A graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana and Harvard Law School, she joined the St. Louis University School of Law as a full professor in 2001. She is on the faculty of the school’s Center for Health Law Studies and is a frequent speaker to consumer groups about access to medical care.

The program is free and open to the public. In addition to CRC and JCRC, co-sponsors of the event include Congregation Shaare Emeth, Lutheran Family & Children’s Services, National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section, Missouri IMPACT, Missouri Health Care for All, Missouri Jobs with Justice and Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Jen Bersdale at [email protected] or 314-361-1564 ext. 116.