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Vox editor to discuss what’s next for the Affordable Care Act

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 9:39 a.m.

Sarah Kliff, a senior editor at media startup Vox, will speak as part of the Sunflower Foundation’s Advocacy in Health series at 3:30 p.m. May 14 at the Hotel at Old Town Conference Center, according to a news release.

The event will focus on what’s next for the Affordable Care Act and how political perception could affect the ongoing implementation of the law.

Kliff, along with other journalists, left the Washington Post for Vox earlier this year. While at the Post, she covered health policy and helped found Wonkblog, which covered government policy. She previously covered health policy at Politico.

Doug Farmer, vice president for policy at the Sunflower Foundation, said the speaker series has been held for about five years.

“Our goal is to try and provide updated information about the Affordable Care Act implementation around the country and for attendees to talk about what that means for the health of Kansans locally,” Farmer said.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A reception will be held after the lecture, from 5 to 6 p.m.

To register, contact abrowning@sunflowerfoundation.org by May 8.

The Sunflower Foundation, which is in Topeka, was formed in 2000 as part of a $75 million settlement between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the state attorney general and the insurance commissioner. It was formed to resolve lawsuits over Blue Cross’ charitable assets from 1941 to 1969, according to its website.

The foundation’s goal is to help improve the health of Kansans through programs that focus on preventive health care, reducing tobacco use and serving the poor and uninsured.

Reach Kelsey Ryan at 316-269-6752 or kryan@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @kelsey_ryan.

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