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 DHS News October 2013     


The Link Helps Spread the Word About the ACA

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Allegheny Link to Aging and Disability Resources (The Link) was among the sponsors of a Town Hall Forum on the Affordable Care Act, held Oct. 2 at the University Club in Oakland.

More than 300 people turned out to hear and ask questions of a panel that included Dr. Karen Hacker, Director of the Allegheny County Health Department, and representatives of health plans, consumer advocacy and education groups.

Besides The Link, sponsors were the University of Pittsburgh’s Schools of Social Work and Law and the Allegheny County APPRISE Program (the State Health Insurance Assistance Program).

Links Spreads Word 

From left are Holly D’Amico, director of medical resources for Excela Health Systems; William McKendree, APPRISE counselor; Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department; and Joe Elliott, Community Programs Manager at the Allegheny Link. Ms. D’Amico and Dr. Hacker were among panel speakers. Mr. McKendree moderated the panel and Mr. Elliott helped organize the forum.


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