Throughout the year, our blog will feature AHA volunteer stories of survival and hope. We know there are thousands of stories like these - thats why we want to say “Thanks” to all of you for giving your time and sharing your lives with us. You can’t spell CURE without U! Thank you for all you do to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. YOU’RE THE CURE!

Friday, March 25, 2011

1-Year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

The American Heart Association is a feature member of the Patient Advocacy Coalition (PAC) in Minnesota. The PAC is a group of Health Care organizations that focus on Access to Health Care for All.

On March 25th, PAC held a press conference to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by having patients and families with chronic disease tell real stories of how lack of access to health care hurt their families before the ACA or how they have already been helped by the ACA.

They told these stories to the press and to special guests Sen. Al Franken, Rep. Betty McCullum, Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Tom Huntley, Rep. Erin Murphy and MDH Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger.

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