Media Advisory: Affordable Care Act Topic Sept. 12
Understanding the Affordable Care Act topic of panel discussion in Lincoln Sept. 12
What: Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion followed by Q & A - Panelists will discuss what the health care law means for Nebraskans and how people can obtain coverage. This event is open to the general public.
When: Thursday, Sept. 12 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Church - 6300 A Street
Who: Mark Intermill, Advocacy Director, AARP Nebraska
Jerusha Hancock, Health Care Access Attorney, Nebraska Appleseed
The event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lincoln-Lancaster County and AARP Nebraska.
Why: Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act will make health care available to an estimated 196,000 Nebraskans who are not covered by a health care plan now. Open enrollment in health plans starts Oct. 1.
The health care law will provide access to people who have a pre-existing condition, create new marketplaces that will allow insurers to offer more affordable coverage and provide tax credits to lower the cost of coverage.
To learn more about enrollment in health plans and options under the Affordable Care Act, visit www.healthcare.gov or call (800) 318-2596. Another free resource is AARP's Health Law Guide at www.healthlawanswers.org.
League of Women Voters of Lincoln-Lancaster County
Cell: (402) 304-6172