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Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Poway Democratic Club is Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 6:30 PM, in the Community Room at Creekside Plaza (behind Chipotle Mexican Grill), located at 13495 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064 (map).

Program: What Does Trump's Election Mean For The Affordable Care Act?

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Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Sweet

Republicans in Congress have already given strong signals that they intend to repeal the Affordable Care Act soon after Trump's inauguration in January 2017. Some elements of the ACA can indeed be changed quickly by the GOP, but outright replacement of the ACA will require passage in a narrowly divided Senateódemanding at least some Democratic support. After a brief discussion about the present state of the ACA, Dr. Sweet will address what Republicans want to "repeal and replace" and discuss how these changes could affect the nation's health care system going forward.

About the Speaker:

Lawrence Sweet, MD, is a physician (and lifelong Democrat) from San Diego who practiced neonatology (the care of premature babies and sick newborns) for 25 years at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist who did his residency and fellowship training at the University of New Mexico, UCSD Medical Center, and Rady Children's Hospital.

Note: Meetings are free and open to the public. Social time begins at 6:30 pm and the main program begins at 7 pm.

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