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Rodriguez overseeing Obamacare forum

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Committee chair on health Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. this evening is scheduled to hold a second roundtable meeting on Obamacare today. The senator called the meeting after he heard back from the attorney general who said the applicability of the Patient Protection Affordability Care Act could have possible serious financial ramifications locally.

He said, "We know President Obama has been re-elected, so this is something that's going to stay. This is something that must be followed, so this purpose of this meeting is to see how we're going to implement this locally. There's many challenges there's financial challenges that need to be addressed and so bringing the people together and see how we're going to make accessing affordable healthcare available to our people that's the main focus of this meeting."

Aside from the deputy AG, private insurance companies and other government representatives, Rodriguez also invited several senators-elect to the roundtable because he says these are issues they are going to be dealing with in the next term and he felt it necessary to bring them in early on. Tonight's roundtable is being held in the Legislature's Public Hearing Room.

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