From Garden City News:
The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island will host a free community seminar on the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
“The New Health Care Law: What It Means To You” brings together community outreach and public health experts to educate the public about obtaining health insurance, enrollment specifics, preventive and wellness care, controlling costs and how the law benefits uninsured and underserved individuals. Expert panelists include: State Senator Kemp Hannon, chair, Senate Health Committee; Kelly Ann Murray, Director of Healthcare Programs for the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island; Jacqueline Moline, MD, Vice President of Public Health, NSLIJ Health System and chair of population health, North Shore University Hospital, Lisa Tyson, director, Long Island Progressive Coalition (LIPC); and Kenneth Feiffer, associate dean, Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai Hospital. A Q&A session is planned, following panelist presentations.
Health insurance exchanges begin signing up consumers on October 1. Attending an information session early in the process gives attendees ample time to shop around for the best plan, armed with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions, Dame said. Starting January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act requires everyone to have at minimum, a basic health insurance plan or pay a penalty.
The Ethical Humanist Society is located at 38 Old Country Road, Garden City. Admission to the seminar is free, but space is limited – anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP to 516–741–7304.