>>e-Update 10-0923

For many, health care relief began two days ago on Thursday, September 23.

(Source) http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/23/health/policy/23careintro.html?_r=1&hp


On Thursday, the six-month anniversary of the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a number of its most central consumer protections take effect, just in time for the midterm elections.

Starting now, insurance companies will no longer be permitted to exclude children because of pre-existing health conditions, which the White House said could enable 72,000 uninsured to gain coverage. Insurers also will be prohibited from imposing lifetime limits on benefits.

The law will now forbid insurers to drop sick and costly customers after discovering technical mistakes on applications. It requires that they offer coverage to children under 26 on their parents’ policies.

It establishes a menu of preventive procedures, like colonoscopies, mammograms and immunizations, that must be covered without co-payments. And it allows consumers who join a new plan to keep their own doctors and to appeal insurance company reimbursement decisions to a third party.


Seniors-calling-Seniors, a Senior Caucus GOTV program, has been racking up calls to seniors since well before the primary elections.  Up to August 10, Caucus members have made about 4000 calls.  Below are four Seniors-calling-Seniors phone banks currently in operation.  More will be added in the CD’s and in many Coordinated Campaign calling sites. You can go to our website, www.dflseniors.wordpress.com, and click on the link for phone banks in the Important Information section at the top of the home page.

Seniors calling Seniors:  a GOTV program of the DFL Senior Caucus

***Tuesday Daytime Phone Bank for
Tarryl Clark in CD 6 – Blaine Office

Every Tuesday at the Blaine office, 11025 Radisson Rd NE,Blaine MN, 55449

Shifts are from 10 am-Noon and 1 – 3 pm

Call Erik @ 952-356-2661 to RSVP or email him eanderson@dfl.org or contact Mary Ann Beneke, Senior Caucus, pmbeneke@comcast.net or call 763-234-9814


***Thursday Daytime Phone Bank for
Keith Ellison in CD 5

Every Thursday at the Ellison office, 3017 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

Shifts are from 10 am – Noon and 1- 3 pm

There is only on-street metered parking in front of the building, but there will have quarters available. Coffee and rolls will also be provided.

Contact – John Martin  bigheadjohn1@comcast.net

***Thursday Daytime Phone Bank for

Shelley Madore in CD 2

Every Thursday at 1970 Rahn Cliff Court, Eagan

Shifts are1:30 to 3:30 pm for seniors.  Other openings 11 am to 5 pm

Call Elise, 651-335-0669, with any questions,

***Friday Daytime Phone Bank for

Jim Meffert in CD 3

Every Friday at Meffert’s HQ, 5780 Lincoln Drive Suite 109 in Edina Fri, September 24, Shift are10am –2pm


Absentee voting began on September 17 and runs through Monday, November 1.

If you will be unable to go to the polls on November 2, be sure to vote an absentee ballot.

Our DFL candidates need your vote.


Go to https://dflseniors.wordpress.com/calendar-by-month/ for the Senior Caucus Calendar of Events

If you have any questions or comments about e-Updates please send them to dflseniors@gmail.com


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