Cleburne County residents with questions about the much-discussed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will have an opportunity to get informed Monday, Aug. 19, during a town hall meeting hosted jointly by the University of Arkansas Partners for Inclusive Communities and the Arkansas Health Connector, a division of the Arkansas Insurance Department.
The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in Room 1 at the Heber Springs Community Center, 201 Bobbie Lane in Heber Springs.
Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to:
• Get answers to questions
• Learn about health insurance coverage options
• Learn where you can get one-on-one assistance
• Find out how to enroll
“The Affordable Care Act makes health insurance an attainable goal for every Arkansan, and we are excited to tell them about that,” said David Deere, executive director of Partners for Inclusive Communities. “We wanted to hold these town hall meetings to help address some of the misconceptions and clear up some of the misinformation that’s out there. Arkansans without insurance can breathe easier because this law is taking effect. We want everyone to get informed and ‘Get In’.”
The University of Arkansas Partners for Inclusive Communities teamed with the Arkansas Insurance Department to host “Informed Communities” meetings in each of the state’s 75 counties.
The town hall meetings are a component of the “Get In” public information and outreach effort to educate Arkansans about the new Health Insurance Marketplace.
Beginning Oct. 1., Arkansans can shop for and purchase health insurance plans through the Marketplace. All plans will cover the 10 Essential Health Benefits, ranging from inpatient and outpatient services to prescription drugs and maternity care. Some Arkansans may qualify for financial assistance, based on income, to help them purchase health insurance through the Marketplace.
For more information about the Cleburne County town hall meeting, call Monica Brewster at 501-682-9900 or toll-free at 800-342-2923 or email email@example.com.
Residents unable to attend an “Informed Communities” town hall meeting have a variety of other options for getting information. They can visit ARHealthConnector.org, call 855-283-3483, or follow the Arkansas Health Connector on Facebook and Twitter.