Community healthcare conversation set

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – AARP Nebraska will hold a community conversation on health care reform in Scottsbluff on Oct. 16.
The session is aimed at Nebraskans ages 50 to 64 who do not have employer-sponsored insurance and are eligible to enroll in Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans offered in the insurance marketplace. 
Mark Intermill, advocacy director for AARP Nebraska, will present the latest information on changes that Congress is considering for health coverage and the impacts on older Nebraskans and their families. The annual open enrollment period for ACA health plans in 2018 is from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15.
The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hampton Inn & Suites, 301 West Hwy 26. It is open to the public at no charge and a light meal will be provided. Registration is required by Oct. 3 by calling 1-877-926-8300 or online at 
AARP is urging Congress to focus on commonsense solutions to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace, increase enrollment and competition and lower costs for consumers. AARP will continue to oppose any health care proposal that changes the age-rating limit of 3:1, reduces the tax credits to help people afford coverage, increases costs for older Americans, or that weakens protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

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