Fort Dodge area residents are invited to join AARP Iowa at one of two presentations on what the Affordable Care Act means for Iowans on Wednesday, July 17th.
Iowans age 65 and over and their caregivers are invited to attend the lunchtime session from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Dodge Library, 424 Cental Ave. Residents age 50-64 are invited to attend the evening session from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Tea Thyme at Sadie’s, 2021 6th Ave. S., Fort Dodge.
“You have earned a right to the benefits and the protections built into the Affordable Care Act,” says Kent Sovern, AARP Iowa state director. “Many people are anxious about how the Act will change healthcare; we’re here to take some of the fear factor and provide the unbiased information you need.”
The presentations will focus on how the Affordable Care Act affects Iowans in the two age groups – those 50+ as well as those on Medicare. The ACA, sometimes called “Obamacare,” is being phased in over the next 18 months. AARP has prepared a number of guides and other information resources which will be available at the meeting.
The Fort Dodge Affordable Care Act events will be hosted by AARP’s Associate State Director Anthony Carroll. Both events are free and open to the public.