Talk set on Af­ford­able Care Act

The Colonial - - OPINION - By Robyn Train

Do you have ques­tions about the Af­ford­able Care Act? Do you need to know more about the law and how it will im­pact you, your fam­ily or your busi­ness? Dr. Val Arkoosh will be at the Wil­liam Jeanes Me­mo­rial Li­brary and Ni­cholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learn­ing on Mon­day, Nov. 25, at 6: 30 p. m. to an­swer your ques­tions. En­roll­ment in the new insurance mar­ket­place ends March 31, 2014, though the cut- off for cov­er­age start­ing Jan. 1, 2014, ends this Dec. 15. Visit www. Health­Care. gov over the next few weeks for more in­for­ma­tion. Sign up for this pre­sen­ta­tion via our in­ter­ac­tive cal­en­dar at www. jeanes­li­brary. org.

Arkoosh is a rec­og­nized leader on health re­form and the Af­ford­able Care Act. She is se­nior pol­icy ad­viser and for­mer pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Physi­cians Al­liance — a na­tional non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion fo­cused on pa­tient- cen­tered health care re­form. As pres­i­dent, Arkoosh was heav­ily in­volved in the coali­tion that helped form the frame­work of what would be­come the Af­ford­able Care Act and has spent a great deal of time talk­ing with physi­cians, com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions and elected of­fi­cials across the coun­try about how the new health care law af­fects them, their pa­tients and the com­mu­nity. Arkoosh has been prac­tic­ing medicine in Philadel­phia’s hos­pi­tals for more than 25 years and re­ceived a mas­ter’s in U. S. Health Pol­icy from Johns Hop­kins lead­ing up to the health care re­form de­bate.

On a lighter note, join us to watch the com­edy “Christ­mas in Con­necti­cut” on Thurs­day, Dec. 5, from 5: 30 to 8 p. m. This film is a 1945 clas­sic di­rected by Peter God­frey and star­ring Bar­bara Stan­wyck about a food writer who has lied about be­ing the per­fect house­wife. She must try to cover her de­cep­tion when her boss and a re­turn­ing war hero in­vite them­selves to her home for a tra­di­tional fam­ily Christ­mas. The pro­gram will be held in the Com­mu­nity Room and in­cludes a short in­tro­duc­tion and a half- hour dis­cus­sion af­ter­ward. The dis­cus­sion will be led by lo­cal res­i­dent and “film buff” Liz Zi­etz. This is a free pro­gram, spon­sored by the Friends of the Li­brary. Please sign up.

On Thurs­day, Dec. 12, from 6: 30 to 8 p. m., David Robert­son, a pro­fes­sor at The Whar­ton School and the au­thor of “Brick for Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of In­no­va­tion and Con­quered the Global Toy In­dus­try,” will be speak­ing about his book. Copies of the book will be avail­able for pur­chase. If you love LE­GOS, or smart busi­ness, join us! Signup is also via our in­ter­ac­tive cal­en­dar at www. jeanes­li­brary. org.

And just around the cor­ner, in the new year, we have another art pro­gram com­ing. On Thurs­day, Jan. 9, at 6: 30 p. m., lo­cal res­i­dent and a fa­vorite Philadel­phia Mu­seum of Art vol­un­teer He­lene Jas­pan will present an out­reach pro­gram on the PMA ex­hibit of lo­cal artist Bar­bara Chase- Ri­boud, who was born in Philadel­phia and ed­u­cated at the Philadel­phia High School for Girls and the Tyler School of Art at Tem­ple Univer­sity. Chase- Ri­boud now lives in Paris and Rome. She is both an in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed vis­ual artist and an award- win­ning writer and poet. The PMA ex­hibit is open un­til Jan. 20, 2014, and brings to­gether more than 40 works, pri­mar­ily fo­cus­ing on her im­por­tant Mal­colm u sculp­tures. Reser­va­tions can be made at our web­site.

More in­for­ma­tion about li­brary ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren, teens and adults is avail­able on our web­site, jeanes­li­brary. org.

The tilliam Jeanes Me­mo­rial Li­brary and ki­cholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learn­ing is lo­cated at 4051 Joshua ooad, Lafayette eill, and serves thitemarsh Town­ship and the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties. If you have any ques­tions about our ser­vices, please visit our web­site at jeanes­li­brary. org or call us at 610828- 0441.

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