by Toby Sells
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in Memphis Friday promoting the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace.
The event is designed to help Memphis-area residents get enrolled in a health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace, a product of the Affordable Care Act. The event will feature federally trained marketplace Navigators and other counselors to aid in the application process.
Sebelius’ trip to Memphis will come after she testifies Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the new healthcare law and especially the problems that have plagued the rollout of healthcare.gov, the online home of the insurance marketplaces.
National GOP leaders have harshly criticized Sebelius on the rollout and have called for a Government Accounting Office investigation of some of her fundraising efforts supporting the ACA.
Friday’s event runs from 1 p.m. — 4 p.m. at the Benjamin Hooks Central Library at 3030 Poplar.