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County Officials to Discuss Provisions of Federal Health Care Reform

October 24, 2013

Two top managers from the Placer County Department of Health and Human Services will explain provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act during a community meeting to be held Sunday, Oct. 27 in Auburn.

The program is scheduled to take place from 1 to 3 pm. in the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 710 Auburn Ravine Road. The church is located at the top of a hill. Carpooling is encouraged.

The program will be free and open to the general public. A light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

The speakers from Health and Human Services will be Cheryl Davis, Director of Human Services, and Maureen Bauman, Director of the Adult System of Care and Medical Clinics. They will explain eligibility, coverage and enrollment provisions of federal health care reform and will be available to answer questions.

Certified enrollment counselors will be on hand to assist with health care enrollment. Printed materials also will be available to help explain provisions of the act and how they may affect residents.     

The Affordable Care Act will take effect Jan. 1, 2014. Open enrollment began Oct. 1, 2013.

The Oct. 27 program is sponsored by the Auburn New Faith United Church of Christ, Auburn Presbyterian Church, First Congregational United Church of Christ and Placer People of Faith Together in partnership with the Health and Human Services Department.

For more information, visit www.ppoft.org or call Barbara Tellman at 530-878-6293 or Lisa Joseph Boch at 916-220-0044.

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