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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Health And Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will discuss the new Affordable Care Act with decision-makers and stakeholders in St. Louis, today.

The Obama administration is making a nation-wide push to educate taxpayers about changes to Medicaid and private insurance.  Sebelius is here after visiting the state of Florida, where the legislature has been less than welcoming to the new law.

The act calls for states to expand Medicaid coverage.  Here in Missouri, the legislature voted no.  Noel Torpey is a Republican state representative from independence.  He said the current system has too many problems to move forward with any changes.

But St. Louis City’s Health Director Pam Walker said the city’s health safety net is in dangerand the changes are needed to keep low-income residents healthy.

Sebelius will address those concerns and others at a meeting in Downtown St. Louis.

Thursday, September 19, 2013
2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
St. Louis City Hall
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, MO  63103

Submit your questions for our own FOX2 Health Care Primer at 6 p.m.  A panel of experts will address concerns during an hour-long special.  They may even answer some of your questions on-air.

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