On Oct. 1, the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges will be open for business in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Some members of Congress have been meeting with constituents to talk about this milestone and what it means to them. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) recently held an open forum on health reform with physicians and administrators at the Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md.
The hospital is a safety net facility, treating many underinsured and uninsured patients. Sen. Cardin listened to doctors’ concerns about being able to meet their patients’ needs and also let them know that Democrats were aiming to make sure that the law would continue to be implemented.
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