The United States Supreme Court today voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act (informally referred to as ObamaCare), the health care reform bill that will require nearly all Americans to have health insurance coverage. It’s a very, very big deal — and it’s apparent on social media sites that many Americans have very impassioned opinions about the ruling, both positive and negative. And lots of people out there just want to know what it all really means.
Well, the White House wants to clear up people’s questions and worries, 140 characters at a time. Today the Presidential administration announced it will hold a special session of White House “Office Hours” on Twitter. The event will start at 4:30pm ET (1:30pm PT) with Jeanna Lambrew, who serves as the Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy, answering questions.
The White House (@whitehouse) June 28, 2012
Per the White House’s press release, here is how the Twitter Q&A will work today:
- Ask your questions now and during the live event on Twitter with the hashtag #WHChat
- Follow the Q&A live through the @WHLive Twitter account
- If you miss the live session, the full session will be posted on WhiteHouse.gov and Storify.com/Whitehouse
Official White House photo of President Obama tweeting by Pete Souza
via TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2012/06/28/white-house-will-take-to-twitter-to-answer-questions-about-scotus-obamacare-ruling/