It's been more than 2 weeks since parts of the Affordable Care Act went into effect. But still, many of the 47 million who are uninsured don't know how to enroll for it. Today a special event will be held to help those who need it, sign up.
Rural Health Services, Inc. in Aiken County, is a non-profit organization that offers medical services, but now they're a certified application counselor designated organization. Their goal is to pick the best plan for each individual.
Every day, organizers deal with folks who are uninsured, but also those who are eligible, but just don't know how to enroll. They say, hopefully at today's session folks will better understand just how advantageous it can be for them to take advantage of the new Obamacare.
"My goal is to educate people, to understand that finally they have an opportunity to choose and to be in control of their healthcare and their well-being," said Anne Fulcher, Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator at Rural Health Services, Inc. "Having been uninsured, breaking an arm, treated so badly. And I've been in healthcare for 35 years, this is my passion and this is my goal, to let everybody know that they have a choice now."
"I think the one thing is that, "Oh my gosh, the IRS is going to have all of my information," explained Fulcher. "If you file taxes, they have everything, they have access to anything, they have your name and social security number. It's no different. They're not going to use this information against you."
Affordable Care Act Information Session
Wednesday, October 16th
Aiken County Recreation Center
917 Jefferson Davis Highway (US 1)
For more information call: Tandra Cooks – (803) 663 - 6142
To learn more about Rural Health Services, Inc., Click Here.
To learn more about the Affordable Care Act, Click Here.
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