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Healthcare reform is discussed at Rotary Club

April 22, 2014

Scott Gabriel

COLUMBIA CITY — Healthcare reform is not something to be taken lightly. At least not by people whose job is to try to understand what all the various twists and turns that the new legislation called “Obamacare” really means.

Scott Gabriel, executive director of Parkview Whitley Hospital spoke to his fellow Columbia City Rotarians recently and tried to present a non-biased point of view on the legislation and what it means to the average person.

And “that’s not easy,” he said. Mainly because the legislation is still evolving.

“We don’t know where all it’s going,” he said. The Healthcare Reform Bill was signed into law March 30 2010, and since that time there have been at least 40 attempts to repeal the law. And that number is still climbing. Part of the problem is it’s complexity.

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