Join us on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 for:

The Affordable Care Act: Promise and Practice

Join us on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 for City Club’s annual meeting at 11:30 a.m. (see details below) followed immediately by our May program –

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as “Obamacare,” offered promise for increased coverage, reduced costs, and better health for communities, and has had a significant impact on the healthcare landscape in our country. Promising, polarizing, and profoundly complex, every level of government has grappled with its implementation. In communities across the country, every individual has been affected in one way or another.
Our panel of distinguished presenters will take a look at how the ACA is being implemented nationally, at the state level, and locally.
Aaron Katz, Principal Lecturer of Health Services and Global Health at the University of Washington, will share data and perspectives about the big picture, including a national view.
Mike Kreidler, Washington State Insurance Commissioner, will address how the ACA is working in Washington State.
Sue Sharpe, Executive Director of the Chuckanut Health Foundation and longtime Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement member, will discuss local efforts to transform healthcare in Whatcom County.

Come and learn about progress made, some of the barriers and questions that remain, and prognosis for achieving the goals of improved care, cost, and community health.

Ticket Information

Remember to order your tickets early; advance ticket sales end at 11:50 a.m., Monday, May 25th (the Memorial Day holiday).



Members are invited to participate in the

Bellingham City Club Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

11:30 a.m. sharp

Doors open 11:00 a.m.

President’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

2015 Board Elections

Acknowledgement of Departing Board Members


About City Club Programs

Founded in 1993, the Bellingham City Club is a non-partisan civic organization with over 450 members that fosters dialogue and debate on important issues facing our community. City Club meets for lunch on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Northwood Hall (3240 Northwest Ave, Bellingham, WA).

  • 11:30 a.m.: Doors open
  • 11:50 a.m.: Buffet lunch is served
  • 12:20 p.m.: Program start
  • 1:30 p.m.: Program end

Lunch costs $13 for members, $18 for non-members and $5 for Young Adults (29 and under) when purchased in advance on Brown Paper Tickets; a limited number of tickets may be available at the door at the cost of $15 for members and $20 for guests. The program is open to the public.