The Rio Arriba County Health Council (RACHC) will be hosting a Twitter Town Hall meeting from 10a.m.-11a.m., August 14 at the Rio Arriba Health Commons. The Town Hall is designed to allow people to ask public officials questions related to Medicaid through Twitter, using the hash tag #HealthierNM, while those officials provide answers live at the event. Congressman Ben R. Lujan will moderate. The panel of experts available to answer questions includes Julie Weinberg and Diana McWilliams of the State Human Services Department (HSD), Attorney General Gary King, State Senator Linda Lopez, Dr. Dale Alverson of University of New Mexico (UNM) Hospital, and David Roddy of NM Primary Care Association. Twitter Town Hall partners include Congressman Ben Ray Luján, Health Action NM and ProgressNow NM. The event will be streaming live through local Española station, KDCE Radio 950AM.
“The public is encouraged to ask about all things Medicaid,” Reichelt said. “Any questions about Centennial Care, new services, eligibility, what’s in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the insurance exchange, Telehealth, behavioral health, and what services are available to the elderly and to the incarcerated, are welcome.”
Again, those who would like to participate in the Twitter Town Hall can tweet questions or comments using #HealthierNM any time between August 8-14 at 11:00 a.m.