One Year Anniversary of The Signing of The Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act

One year ago this week, on March 23, 2010, President Barack H. Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The one year anniversary will be marked by a series of events from proponents and opponents of the law who are still waging a pitched battle over provisions of the health care legislation.

Administration officials and progressive groups are scheduling more than 100 events across the country this week to sing the praises of the health care law, as Republicans continue to attack its provisions.

Among the prominent Democrats promoting the law this week are Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Tom Vilsack, Secretary of The Department of Agriculture (USDA); Hilda Solis, Secretary of The Department of Labor (DOL); Karen Mills, Administrator of The Small Business Administration (SBA), and Dr. Regina Benjamin, the Surgeon General (OSG), according to news reports and official schedules. Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic Majority Leader, has a small business event on health care planned in his state of Nevada, too.

Health Care for America Now, a coalition of advocacy groups, is sponsoring 75 events in 27 states this week. The coalition of advocacy groups has set a theme for each day: Monday: Protecting Small Business’s Care; Tuesday: Protecting Seniors’ Care; Wednesday: Protecting Patients’ Rights; Thursday: Protecting Women’s Care; and Friday: Protecting Young Adults’ Care. (more…)

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