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Understanding the Affordable Care Act!

If you are confused about how the new health care law works you are not alone.  The law is complex, and added misinformation and myths have made it difficult for individuals to get the information they need.

There is much confusion surrounding what happens on January 1, 2014 when the major provisions of the law will take effect.  But in less than 2 short months, October 1, 2013, open enrollment begins!   Individuals and families will need to know the facts to make the best choices for enrolling in the health insurance marketplace (or exchanges).  South Carolina has chosen to opt out of the state run insurance exchanges so South Carolinians will need to use the Federal Insurance Marketplace. 

Go to Healthcare.gov, the official web page to help explain the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is also offering training to business. Please check out the SBA’s web sites listed below. Webinars and other training have been set up to assist small business with the new health care law.

Richland Library, along with libraries across the nation, strives to guide our customers to the information they need to make the choices to help families reach the intended goal of accessing affordable health care.

Join us on Thursday, September 12, 2013 for the Affordable Care Act Forum, Main Library, Bostick Auditorium, 6:30pm to 8:00 pm.  This will be a chance to here directly from local experts. 

 

With the generous support of the Knight Foundation Donor Advised Funds at Central Carolina Community Foundation, Richland Library will lead the efforts for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Initiative to raise awareness and education of Richland County residents regarding the impact and options of the ACA.


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