Event Kicks off Public Education Campaign to Protect Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON, DC – On the National Day of Service, doctors and medical students gathered in DC to educate the public about how important the Affordable Care Act is for the country. The day kicked off Doctors for America’s One Million Campaign. Throughout 2012, doctors and medical students will protect the Affordable Care Act by educating people about the facts and pushing back against misinformation and confusion.
The day began with 30 physicians and medical students who gathered to learn the facts of the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Zeke Emanuel – one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act – then led a white coat jog on the National Mall, where they educated the public about health reform facts.
- Doctors in many states, including Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, Louisiana, and Georgia, went to local Martin Luther King Jr. Day events and handed out fliers on health reform facts.
- Doctors in California, Georgia, Ohio, and other places are working with local community organizations to educate the public through community forums.
- Doctors for America is launching an online campaign – collecting stories of the ways the Affordable Care Act is helping or will help physicians, their patients, and their communities.