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Chambers Address Healthcare Legislation in Repsonse to the Affordable Care Act

Posted September 04, 2013 in Des Moines West, Downtown, Community Web Exclusives

Des Moines, Iowa – The Des Moines West Side and Des Moines Downtown Chambers of Commerce are hosting their third panel discussion in a three-part series focused on the issues most relevant to their chamber members this year. The Healthcare Legislation in Response to the Affordable Care Act panel discussion will take place this Friday, September 6, 3:30pm-5:00pm, and located at the Hotel Fort Des Moines, 1000 Walnut Street, Des Moines.

Panelists will include Senator Jack Hatch, Senator Pam Jochum, Representative Rob Taylor, Michael Bousselot of the Office of the Governor, Kirk Norris of the Iowa Hospital Association, and Nicole Keller, Director, ACA Speakers Bureau.

The event will be co-moderated by Phil Wise, West Side Chamber Government Relations Chair, and Sid Samuels, Des Moines Downtown Chamber Government Relations Chair. Chamber members are encouraged to attend to learn more about the topic, and to share their thoughts and questions with the panelists.

Earlier in this series, Property Tax Reform and the Iowa Reinvestment Act were addressed with panelists Rick Clark, Des Moines City Manager, Senator Matt McCoy, and Representative Chris Hagenow on July 12th. Education Reform and Workforce Development were addressed with panelists Mary Bontrager, Executive Vice President of Workforce Development and Education at the Greater Des Moines Partnership; Rob Denson, President at Des Moines Area Community College, Thomas Ahart, Superintendent at Des Moines Public Schools; Elisabeth Buck, Central Iowa Chief Community Impact Officer at United Way; Ed Wallace, Iowa Workforce Development; and Dr. Ryan Wise, Iowa Department of Education on August 2nd.

An open discussion with Chamber Members to revisit these topics and more is planned for October 4, 2013.

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