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Yakima public forum on health care law Tuesday night

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YAKIMA, Wash. – The Washington Community Action Network is hosting a public forum Tuesday night to help clear up any confusion about the new health care law.

The new law will impact everyone, according to organizers, so they are gearing the forum toward a general audience.

The state's deputy insurance commissioner, Barb Flye, will moderate a panel organizers say will be non-partisan and non-political. Panelists include Dr. Michael Mapes of Central Washington Community Health, Anita Monoian of Yakima Neighborhood Health, and local small businessman Don Hinman.

Previous forums have shown a large interest in knowing how the new law will affect individual's health care and when professions go into effect. Senior citizens and those on Medicare tend to be most confused about the new law, organizers say.

The public forum is free and runs from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the First Street Conference Room at Lincoln Ave. and N. 1st St. Snacks will be served at the end of the event.