FARMINGTON— Western Maine Community Action (WMCA) is holding an informational session on “The Affordable Care Act 101: Understanding the New Health Care Law” on Thursday, September 19 at 5:30 at the UMF North Dining Hall in Farmington, ME.
The Affordable Care Act is bringing some major changes to our health care system in the coming months. By the end of the year, there will be new requirements for individuals and employers, new options for affordable health coverage for many Mainers, and many new rights, protections, and changes to current government health care programs.
“Starting October 1, 2013, you can apply and enroll in health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov”, Jake Grindle, WMCA Health Navigator, said. “Beginning October 1, WMCA will have certified Health Navigators ready to help people with the enrollment process.”
WMCA received funding to provide public outreach and education and coordinate certified Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators statewide. Across the state, local navigators will be available to provide information about the new options for health care coverage, and to assist uninsured people with the enrollment process. This event will walk participants through the basics of the law and the newly available resources every Mainer should know about. “We’ll explore what the coming changes will mean for us, our clients and our organizations. We hope you find time to join us for this important discussion,” said Grindle.
For more information and to RSVP, please call or email Janice Daku at 207-860-4461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CA-NAV-13-001 from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the office views of HHS or any of its agencies.