Details of health-care reform addressed at Duluth hamber forumAt 22, Zach Giebler is already office administrator at In Motion Therapy in Lincoln Park, even before completing his degree in health-care management at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
By: Compiled by John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune
At 22, Zach Giebler is already office administrator at In Motion Therapy in Lincoln Park, even before completing his degree in health-care management at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
And now he has to figure out the Affordable Care Act.
“I know that the Affordable Care Act as a document is well over a thousand pages long,” said the Inver Grove Heights, Minn., native. “Nobody has the time to read it. So if we can get the nooks and crannies in a nutshell … it would definitely benefit our business.”
That’s why Giebler plans to spend Tuesday morning at a forum followed by an educational session hosted by the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce.
The event, at the Inn on Lake Superior in Canal Park, is designed to help business leaders understand the Affordable Care Act as well as MNSure, the online health-insurance marketplace that will be set up in Minnesota under one of the act’s provisions.
For Giebler, who has been working for six months at In Motion, a physical therapy provider, there’s a bottom-line question.
“We’re really interested in finding out what Medicare and Medicaid are going to do as it pertains to physical therapy in the Affordable Care Act,” he said.
Both the forum, from 8-9 a.m., and the educational session, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, will be led by Nancy Libersky, director of the Minnesota office of the Small Business Administration; and Lucinda Jesson, Minnesota commissioner of human services.
Both events are free. An RSVP is requested but not required.