Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in Ohio to discuss the federal health care overhaul that has encountered glitches as it rolls out around the country.
The discussions are expected to focus on enrollment in the new health insurance markets created by the act and on community resources.
Sebelius will participate in a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act in Cincinnati on Wednesday followed by a similar discussion Thursday in Columbus.
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and consumers planning to enroll in coverage will also take part.
Consumer interest in the new health insurance markets has been strong. But technology glitches have frustrated many trying to sign up for coverage online.
Efforts are continuing to upgrade and repair the online site.