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Sue Ross

Elmhurst, IL: Organizing for Action Proviso-Berwyn Chapter is proud to present A Panel discussion on the Healthcare Insurance Marketplace: A New Frontier in Healthcare. Next Wednesday night, October 2, 2013, a panel of speakers will explain the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how Illinois residents who lack health care insurance can obtain coverage.

Nationwide, millions of people will be able to afford healthcare coverage and get better healthcare because of the Affordable Care Act. In Illinois, as many as 1.8 million residents currently have no health. Illinois residents can apply to enter the insurance marketplace starting October 1st, 2013. The enrollment period will end on March 31, 2014.

Among the speakers will be:

• Giovanni Gomez, Regional Coordinator for the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.

• Lauren Polite, Communications Coordinator, Affordable Care Act, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

• Linda Preston, a health care activist, will share her personal store about her struggle to find health insurance for herself and for her special needs son.

Following the panel discussion, the moderator will open up the floor for a question and answer period.

Location: Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126; Wednesday, October 1st 7 -- 8:30 p.m.

The ACA forum is not a sponsored activity of the Elmhurst Public Library. The public is welcome to attend.

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