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Shepherd University hosts health care legislation forum

May 17, 2010

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The forum "Confused About the New Health Legislation?" will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at Byrd Center for Legislative Studies on the campus of Shepherd University.

Perry Bryant, executive director of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, will present an overview and highlights of the health care act.

Dr. David Baltierra, program director of the WVU Rural Family Medicine Residency in Harpers Ferry and a member of Physicians for a National Health Program, will talk about the new law's limitations. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.

The program is free and open to the public.

In addition to the evening forum, Bryant will present an overview and highlights of the new law as it applies to Medicare and seniors at the Jefferson County Senior Center in Ranson, W.Va., from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 26.

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Guests may stay for lunch, which costs $2. He will also provide an overview at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Berkeley County Senior Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Bryant will be at the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic in Ranson at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 27, to talk to staff in the fields of health and human services as well as to the public.

Information is available by calling 304-876-3158.

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