Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Point News

Health Care Act is topic of local meeting

Many people have questions or concerns about health insurance and the Affordable Care Act, especially those who may purchase insurance on the new marketplaces (those who buy insurance for themselves, their family, small businesses, and those without health insurance), health care providers and social service providers.
A presentation in West Point tomorrow (Thursday) is being held to help provide information about the new law and how it will affect people on the local level.
The program will be held at the Cuming County Courthouse at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department. Jon Bailey, director of research and analysis at the Center for Rural Affairs, will discuss the basics of the Affordable Care Act and in particular the new health insurance marketplaces.
He’ll discuss how the marketplaces work, how they will help people, and what assistance is available to help people navigate the new health insurance system.
“There are a lot of questions out there, mostly about how people will be covered based on their personal circumstances,” Bailey said.
“I expect there will be a lot of questions for people who are buying insurance on the new marketplace, and we’ll be talking about some of the basics with what’s in the law and what the new health insurance exchanges mean.”

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