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Canadian County Democrats to hear May 8 presentation on national healthcare reforms

posted Apr 25, 2012, 11:13 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Oct 29, 2015, 9:34 PM ]
EL RENO, Okla. – Retired high school history and government teacher James Huff will take the fiction out of reforms contained in the Affordable Care Act at the Canadian County Democrats’ monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 08.

The public is invited to this open meeting at Canadian Valley Technology Center, located at 6506 E. Highway 66 between Yukon and El Reno. Seating will be s available on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge to attend.
The Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “ObamaCARE” by its opponents, is currently awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision based on constitutional challenges.

“It is to the benefit of all Oklahomans to know as much as possible about the language and reforms in the Affordable Care Act,” Huff said. “If you are informed only by what the opponents say, you may not know about the reforms that benefit you.”
Huff will answer on frequently asked questions including:

What are the many reforms in the Affordable Care Act?

When does it go into full effect? 

What is an Insurance exchange? 

Is the Affordable Care Act a form of socialism?

What is the “penalty” and why have one? 

How have Oklahomans already benefited from the health care reforms?

What will Oklahomans lose or gain if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional?
Huff’s family and ancestral history is 99 percent from Oklahoma and 1 percent from Texas. He was born in Oklahoma City and spent his teen years in Galveston, TX. He received his formal education in the public schools of Oklahoma.

After graduating from Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City, he served two years in the U.S. Army. Following his discharge, he earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education from the University of Oklahoma and a master of arts in teaching from Oklahoma City University.

Now retired, Huff taught high school courses in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for more than 30 years, including  U.S history, world history, economics, government, geography, sociology, the Bible as history, religions of the world, psychology, and human relations.

He is an ordained deacon in the Baptist church, treasurer of the Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists and a previously served as an adult Sunday school teacher .

Huff is active in the Oklahoma County Democratic Party, American Federation of Teachers, Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Americans Civil Liberties Union.

Huff and his wife, Linda, have two children and four grandchildren.

The Canadian County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. on the second Tues. of each month (except Dec.) at Canadian Valley Technology Center. For more information, call 354-3189 or visit