Obama HHS Secretary Sebelius In Orlando Monday


    Will appear with a UCF & TCHS graduate and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer for a press conference addressing the Affordable Care Act.


    By Jacob Engels


    The East Orlando Post has learned that President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius will be in Orlando tomorrow for a press conference with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and East Orlando resident Ali Kurnaz. The press conference is scheduled for 11AM at the Primrose Community Center just east of Downtown Orlando.

    The press conference will address the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Kurnaz, who is a Timber Creek High School graduate and UCF alumni has been featured in national ad campaigns touting the Affordable Care Act.


    Ali, who serves as the Central Florida regional director for a nonprofit that works with underrepresented communities, enrolled through the much talked about healthcare.gov website said that being covered lets him do the things he loves.

    He also helped his sister and parents sign up through healthcare.gov and told the East Orlando Post that his family having health insurance through the Affordable Care Act has improved their peace of mind and financial security.


    Ali Kurnaz, who will appear at Monday’s press conference.


    While I don’t necessarily agree with the Affordable Care Act, it’s good to see someone I went to high school with succeed. Ali and I were both politically active while attending Timber Creek High School. He was the leader of campus Democrats, while I lead the Republicans.

    Many times we went toe to toe, and while I don’t quite remember the exact count – Ali bested me once or twice.


    Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at info@eastorlandopost.com