Roots CEO, Dr. Noha Aboelata, Speaks with President Obama
We are pleased to share that our founder and CEO, Dr. Noha Aboelata, had the distinct honor of meeting and speaking with President Obama about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on our East Oakland community.
Dr. Aboelata personally thanked President Obama for making coverage available to those previously unable to get the care they deserve, and expressed her gratitude in finally seeing especially men of color taking advantage of the benefits of preventative and ongoing health care – many for the first time since childhood.
She also shared some of the challenges that remain, particularly for independent Safety Net providers who remain committed to serving the increasing numbers of Medicaid patients. President Obama acknowledged the work that still must be done to perfect the design and implementation of the ACA, and invited Dr. Aboelata to return to D.C. to continue the discussion.