Sebelius, Cleaver host town hall on Affordable Care Act

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two national lawmakers came to Kansas City Saturday to answer questions about a controversial aspects of the Affordable Care Act which goes into effect in October.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver held the town hall meeting Saturday in Independence, citing many constituents coming to him with what he says were many misunderstandings about the new health care overhaul.  Former Kansas governor and current Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joined him.

Both said the number one misperception is that Americans citizens, including veterans and seniors, will have to give up their personal health insurance.  Both said that's claim is not true.

"Your insurance doesn't change. If you have insurance you like, as the President always says, you can keep it," Sebelius said.

For many, the alternative to private insurance will be the state health insurance exchanges, which are scheduled to open for business in October of this year.

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