Posted June 7, 2010

WASHINGTON—On Tuesday morning, June 8, President Barack Obama will
participate in a national tele-town hall meeting at the Holiday Park
Multipurpose Senior Center in Wheaton, Maryland with senior citizens to
discuss the Affordable Care Act and efforts to combat senior scams and
fraud in advance of the first mailing of the $250 “donut hole” rebate
checks.   In addition to attendees at the Senior Center, seniors across
the country will be able to participate in the town hall meeting by
phone.  The President will be joined at the town hall meeting by HHS
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and representatives of the following
organizations:

AARP
AFL-CIO
AFSCME Retirees
Alliance for Retired Americans
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
American Federation of Teachers Program on Retirement and Retirees
American Postal Workers Union Retirees Department
B’nai B’rith International
Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
Communications Workers of American Retiree Division
Easter Seals
Families USA
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades – IUPAT
Medicare Rights Center
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National Association of State Units on Aging
National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs
National Association of State Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
National Council on Aging
NCCNHR – The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
OWL- The Voice of Midlife and Older Women
SEIU
Service and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
Workers United

These organizations – which together represent over 40 million
seniors across the country — will be organizing satellite town hall
meetings across the country to dial in and participate in the
President’s event, which will be broadcast live on C-SPAN.

Tuesday, June 8 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (eastern time zone) Please note the slightly earlier start time: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will take questions from the audience until the President arrives closer to 11:30 a.m.

Individuals interested in asking a question of President Obama or Secretary Sebelius can call in during Tuesday’s town hall at 1-800-837-1935, pass code: 80272058.

Website to View Town Hall: https://www.whitehouse.gov/live

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