MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A community action group says it hopes to clear up questions about the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, by holding a free public informational meeting this weekend in Murfreesboro.
The Rutherford County chapter of Statewide Organizing for Community Empowerment is hosting the event. The group has invited Tullahoma Nurse Practitioner Donna Seely to talk about the new healthcare law.
In a conversation with WMOT, Seely says she’s spent hundreds studying Obamacare, because most of her patients are working poor who desperately need some form of health insurance.
“These folks work hard. They try to pay their bills. They may not have education or the skills for jobs that offer health insurance, but they have a dignity about them, and to me they deserve to have the same type of health insurance as the rest of us.”
Seely says she thinks Tennessee’s working poor will be pleasantly surprised at the quality and cost of the health plans available.
Her presentation will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Patterson Park Community Center on Mercury Blvd. in Murfreesboro.