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AARP Volunteers Share Health Care Information

AARP Volunteer Mike Schutz

AARP is committed to providing education and outreach on issues like health care and financial security. With 3.1 million AARP members in California, it would be impossible for us to be in every community. Fortunately, we have dedicated volunteers who participate in local events to share critical information with our members and the public.

On Saturday, May 18th, two of our San Gabriel Valley volunteers, Mike Schutz and Ron Brillhart, joined Assemblymember Ed Chau for the 49th California State Assembly District Consumer Assistance Fair at Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra. They shared information on Medicare and the Affordable Care Act, focusing in particular on the California Health Insurance Exchange (known as Covered California).

Covered California will be the new state-based marketplace where you will be able to shop for health insurance. Starting in 2014, individuals and small businesses will be able to compare the benefits and costs of health plans side by side. For individuals and families, the exchange is a single place where you can enroll in and purchase private or public health insurance coverage.  For small businesses, the exchange is a way to level the playing field, where you have better choice of plans and insurers, the way larger employers do now. Covered California will also help you determine  if you're eligible for health programs or tax credits that make coverage more affordable.

For more information about the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts you and your family, check out the  AARP Picture Better Health site, helping you understand the health care law one piece at a time.

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