Thursday, November 21, 2013

Healthcare Law Information

There is going to be a discussion on the basic questions surrounding the new Healthcare Law this weekend at the Phoenicia Library. Here is the information they sent me about it. 

Some fresh news about new healthcare law (Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare):  The NYS website is apparently now working and NYers are successfully signing up.  You may be able to do it on your own, or made need help.
On Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11 -1 the library will be hosting a discussion by Scot Hastie on very basic questions about whether it is to your advantage to sign up, and how to do so.  He is not affiliated with the government but, as an insurance agent, has been trained to understand the new options. He can offer basic, unbiased information.   Call 688-7811 to register (required).
The library is planning regular office hours here with Navigators (state people who help people sign up) to answer questions or help with sign up, hopefully sometime in November.  People unable to get to office hours can make individual appointments.
We have good handouts here at the library on healthcare options.  We also have a binder that describes the different levels of plans.  These have links and phone numbers to specific plans so you can check out which doctors accept what plans.  We can help you get that info on computers here at the library.  Please talk to our staff or Liz, the director. 
We are here to help as best we can.