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Email - Education Sessions on the Affordable Care Act

From: Kerrigan, Margo (IHS/CAL)
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:37 PM
Subject: REMINDER: DHHS Tribal Consultation/Education Sessions on the Affordable Care Act

Dear Tribal Officials,

This is a reminder that the Department of Health and Human Services is holding three upcoming tribal consultations on the Affordable Care Act and three provisions:

  1. Exchange Blueprint Guidance
  2. Federally-Facilitiated Exchange
  3. Medicaid Expansion

The dates are: 

     July 26          Washington, D.C.

     August 7       Anchorage, Alaska

     August 9       Denver, Colorado

Please see below for more event information.

Margo Kerrigan
IHS California Area Office
(916) 930-3927 Ext. 306
(916) 837-2449 Cell

Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 1:04 PM
Subject: REMINDER: HHS Consultation and Education Session

We wanted to remind you that on Tuesday Mary 22, 2012 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) invited you to participate in three upcoming tribal consultation sessions on the Affordable Care Act.  HHS is interested in your input on two topics:  the Exchange Blueprint guidance released on May 16, 2012, on the federally-facilitated Exchange (FFE) that will be established under the Affordable Care Act and an education session on Medicaid expansion.  HHS is working hard to implement policies that will improve the quality and accessibility of health services for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people and we welcome your input on this important component of the Affordable Care Act. 

Consultation Sessions

Tribal consultation sessions will be held in three cities to allow you to select the most convenient consultation to attend.  The agenda for each location will be the same for every session. If possible, we ask that you preregister so we can ensure enough materials are available at each site.  You can preregister by sending an email to  More details are included in the attached letter. The dates and locations are listed below:

JULY 26, 2012
Washington, DC

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

HHH Building: Room 800

200 Independence Ave. SW

Washington, D.C. 20201


AUGUST 7, 2012
Anchorage, AK

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium: Conference Rooms 1 & 2

4000 Ambassador Drive,

Anchorage, Alaska 99508


AUGUST 9, 2012

Denver, CO
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: TBA

In Conjunction with the Indian Health Service Tribal Consultation Summit