President Barack Obama will hold a healthcare town hall meeting with senior citizens next Tuesday, the White House announced Thursday. 

The purpose of the event is to discuss the general terms of the new healthcare law, as well as the "efforts to combat senior scams and fraud in advance of the first mailing of the $250 'donut hole' rebate checks."

The White House and Democrats in Congress have said they will spend time explaining the healthcare law, which is about 2,000 pages long, before the midterm elections in November. 

Democrats have remained confident that the healthcare legislation will be a winning issue for them, saying that it will bring healthcare costs down and expand coverage while lowering the budget deficit. 

Republicans plan to campaign on repealing the law, which they say will make the healthcare system worse off and wreck the economy. The GOP also attacked the law because they argue it will cut Medicare benefits for seniors. 

Democrats countered that the law will extend the life of Medicare and close the so-called Part D "donut hole" gap in prescription drug benefits. 

Obama will appear alongside Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, and representatives from several organizations, many of which supported the law, will attend the town hall. 

Here is a list of the groups: 



AFSCME Retirees

Alliance for Retired Americans

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

American Federation of Teachers Program on Retirement and Retirees

American Postal Workers Union Retirees Department

B’nai B’rith International

Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.

Communications Workers of America Retiree Division

Easter Seals

Families USA

International Union of Painters & Allied Trades

Medicare Rights Center

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

National Association of State Units on Aging

National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs

National Association of State Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs

The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

National Council on Aging

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

OWL- The Voice of Midlife and Older Women

Service Employees International Union

Service and Advocacy for GLBT Elders

Workers United