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Chamber to host health care forum
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On June 29 Ryan Mahoney, director of public policy for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, will speak to Newton County businesses on the impact of the federal health care reform bill and how it affects them as employers and their employees; including the timeline for implementation, the changes in coverage and compliance, and how the cost will be covered through penalties and taxation.

Mahoney serves as the voice for Georgia’s business community at the state capital and in Washington, D.C. In his role as director of public policy, Mahoney leads strategic development and execution of chamber initiatives in transportation, health care, education and other policy areas. He also advises the Georgia Chamber on media relations and public affairs, and appears as a guest commentator on the Georgia Gang on FOX 5 Atlanta.

“The new health care reform bill affects everyone, from the largest company to the smallest. As the advocate for businesses in Newton County, the Chamber of Commerce wants to educate and inform,” said Lisa Oglesby, director of programs for the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce. “We are pleased that our chamber can bring Ryan to Newton County to speak on health care reform.”

The event will take place at the Georgia Perimeter College Auditorium, located at 239 Cedar Lane, from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. This event is sponsored in part by Gossage Insurance Advisors and Piedmont Insurance and will be free to all attendees. Light breakfast will be served. Reservations are required to attend the event, go online to to register or call (770) 786-7510.