We were very happy to welcome on November 6th Paula Jakub, the CEO of the AFSPA, which administers health insurance as part of the Federal Health Benefits program. Paula is also the Executive Director of the Senior Living Foundation and spoke to us of her learnings from running this non-profit organization that is devoted to helping elderly Foreign Service retirees and survivors. She also answered our questions on Medicare and Medicaid, Essential Health Benefits, long-term health insurance, pre-existing conditions, and the latest on the state of the Affordable Care Act. A special thanks to volunteer Sandra Keegan for having organized the comfortable venue, which helped soften the blow for some of us who realized we might never be able to move back to the US for a simple lack of affordable health care!
To all our members, please take part in the Tiny Action on Health Care - take a selfie in support of Universal Health Care - details on http://www.democratsabroad.org/healthcare_stories.
Thanks to the efforts of our determined GOTV Director, Tiffany Fliss, DAB was at KU Leuven's International Student Orientation Activity Fair on September 20th. Leuven DAB member Kevin Bardool and Chair Pauline Manos helped sign-up a dozen or so American citizens and encouraged all the other curious students (especially attracted by DA Germany's "Make America Gay Again" postcard!) to help us spread the word.
Join us Sunday, January 21st at 4:30pm as we come together with the Lights for Rights group to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Women’s March. Our theme will be March to the Ballot Box and DAB will be at the Brussels Bourse with our “Love Trumps Hate” and “Democrats Believe…” placards…and our pussyhats! Members of the Indigo Creative asbl choir will lead us in Milck's iconic protest song ‘Quiet'. DAB will also have voter information on hand to help you request your absentee ballots for 2018. More details on the Facebook page, Women's March Anniversary Event.
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