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Community Outreach Leadership Summits and Business Roundtables

The new health care law known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. Thousands of District residents, small business owners, and the employees of such businesses will soon have access to comprehensive, affordable health coverage. And many individuals and families will qualify for help paying for health insurance.
The District of Columbia is a national leader in fulfilling the promise of the health care law. The DC Health Benefit Exchange (HBX) is building a new online marketplace – called DC Health Link –  for District residents and small businesses to get the facts about their rights and benefits, shop for coverage, and compare options side-by-side before choosing the plan that best meets their needs and budgets. Residents will begin to enroll in the health plan of their choice on October 1, 2013, with coverage starting January 1, 2014. 
To help residents and business owners understand their rights and responsibilities, DC Health Link and diverse community groups are hosting a series of Leadership Summits and Business Roundtables throughout the summer and fall. Leaders from various community organizations, businesses, and advocacy groups in the public/private sectors will meet with experts to learn first-hand about the new health law. The leaders will be encouraged to share the information and messages received at the Summits and Roundtables with their network of constituents.  In turn, constituents and stakeholder groups can request DC Health Link experts to speak at educational forums for their members.    
Specific Objectives
  • To educate and inform leaders of diverse groups about the affordable, high-quality health insurance options available to them and their constituents under the new health law through DC Health Link, the District’s new on-line health insurance marketplace
  • To answer questions and address concerns about the new health care law

Leadership Summits

DC Health Link Hispanic Leadership Summit
Monday, July 15, 2013
10 pm - 12:30 pm
PNC Place 
800 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
DC Health Link Faith-Based Leadership Summit
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mt. Vernon Place UMC conference Center
900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
DC Health Link African Affairs Leadership Summit
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  
Franklin D Reeves Center
DPW Conference Room – 6th Floor
2000 14th Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20009          
DC Health Link LGBT Leadership Summit
Thursday, September 5, 3013 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
DC Health Link Asian and Pacific Islanders Leadership Summit
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 
10 am - 12 noon
One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street, NW – Room 1114S
Washington, DC 20001
DC Health Link Creative Economy Leadership Summit
Thursday, September 19, 2013 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm    
DC Commission on Arts and Humanities 
200 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20003          
DC Health Link Young Invincibles Leadership Summit
Monday, September 23, 2013
3 pm - 5 pm
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
DC Health Link Women’s Health Leadership Summit
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
11:30 am - 1 pm 
Kaiser Family Foundation
Barbara Jordan Conference Center 
1330 G Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20005 
DC Health Link Disability Community Leadership Summit
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
10 am - 12 noon
Office of Human Rights Conference Room
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010

DC Health Link Business Roundtables

Georgetown Business Association / Community 
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
3 pm - 5 pm 
American Road and Transportation Builder’s Association
1219 28th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007 
H Street CDC / Main Streets (HSMS)
Monday, September 9, 2013
6:30 pm - 8 pm 
HR-57 Restaurant H Street, NE
Washington, DC   20002 
DuPont Circle Mainstreets Business Community
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
10 am - 11:30 am 
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church  
1830 Connecticut Avenue, NW  
Washington, DC 20009
If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation to attend these events, please contact Kim Green at (202) 715.7576 to ensure your needs can be met.
Join us and learn about quality affordable health insurance coming October 1.
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