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Confused about health care law? Overview for individuals planned

By The Herald Staff | 10/28/2013

Individuals and small business owners with questions about the Affordable Care Act and how it affects them can attend a brief overview for more information.

The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability, Frontier Extension District, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved are set to play host to a brief overview and question-and-answer session on the Affordable Care Act, the federal insurance exchange and subsidies, 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Nov. 5 at Neosho County Community College, 900 E. Logan St., Ottawa.

Individuals and small business owners with questions about the Affordable Care Act and how it affects them can attend a brief overview for more information.

The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability, Frontier Extension District, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved are set to play host to a brief overview and question-and-answer session on the Affordable Care Act, the federal insurance exchange and subsidies, 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Nov. 5 at Neosho County Community College, 900 E. Logan St., Ottawa.

Rebecca McFarland, with the Frontier Extension District, plans to talk about the background and history of the Affordable Care Act and why the reform was necessary. Jordan Rickabaugh, Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved, Navigator project coordinator, is set to present more detailed information about the marketplace, tax credits, tax subsidies and essential benefits. Leslea Rockers, with the East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging, plans to discuss how the Affordable Care Act affects Medicare.

A question-and-answer session is set for after the presentations. There is no fee to attend the overview session, but space is limited.

Register for the Nov. 5 event by calling the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce at (785) 242-1000 or email Sherri Lund at sherri@ottawakansas.org by Friday.

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