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Info on health care reform to be available at OR open house

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An open house to provide information about the Affordable Care Act will be will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Grace Lutheran Church at 131 W. Gettysburg Ave., Oak Ridge.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the new health care act — and especially those who need to buy health insurance in the new Marketplace — is welcome to attend this educational event.

Those attending will be able to access both printed information and computers to get online resources.

Community volunteers, including some experienced with the Tennessee Health Care Coalition, will be available to make sure their neighbors have access to affordable, quality health care and accurate information about the health-care reform measure often termed as “Obamacare.”

Among them will be Carl Wheeler and Dr. Mary Headrick, an internal medicine physician and member of the League of Women Voters of Tennessee. Both are volunteers with the Tennessee Health Care Campaign.

Materials will also be available in Spanish, and bilingual volunteers will be available to assist as needed.

The open house will feature a short slide show presentation based on materials from the Tennessee Health Care Coalition; the presentation of basic information on health insurance for those who have never had it; and computer access to helpful websites such as healthcare.gov, KFF.org and valuepenguin.com.

Paper registration forms for the health care reform measure will be available as well as a toll-free phone number for getting information and signing up.

Those in need of additional personal assistance with the enrollment process may contact the Knoxville Area Project Access at 531-2766. The group has navigators certified to assist with the enrollment process.