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AARP: Get the facts about the new health care law

Free AARP Workshop in Caroline County:

Get the Facts about the New Health Care Law

MILFORD _ AARP Virginia will host a free workshop about how the new health care law affects people age 50+ from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 20 at the Bowling Green Library, 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, Virginia 22514.

“The new health care law brings a number of changes for all Americans including people over 50,” said AARP Virginia Senior State Director Bill Kallio, who will conduct the free workshop and answer questions about the new health care law.

The session is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  To register, call 1-877-926-8300.  Light refreshments will be served.

Kallio, who has been with AARP more than 20 years, has a unique perspective on efforts to improve the health care system.  He and his staff in Richmond, along with a cadre of dedicated volunteers, represent more than 1 million AARP members in Virginia. His presentation will cover the new health care law’s impact on older Virginians, including how it affects Medicare.

“Whether you are on Medicare, buy insurance on your own or through your employer or can’t afford health insurance, the changes to the health care system will affect you,” Kallio said.  “By knowing what’s in the law and when the different provisions take effect, you can make wise decisions for yourself and your family.”

For more information about the new health care law, go to http://www.aarp.org/health/health-care-reform/.

AARP has more than 1 million members in Virginia.  To learn about AARP activities in Virginia, visit www.aarp.org/va.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social welfare organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole.  AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates.  We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world’s largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP’s millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org.  AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors.  We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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  • jerryburr

    You know what You guys should stop complaining because, one the health care we have now isnt as good as it was supposed to be. also the law has just been signed so give it some time. so if u want to say u have the right to choose tell that to ur congress men or state official. If you do not have insurance and need one You can find full medical coverage at the lowest price by searching online for “Wise Health Insurance” If you have health insurance and do not care about cost just be happy it and trust me you are not going to loose anything!

  • mustang2

    AARP is a company that sells insurance. As such it is not unbiased in its opinions and positions and seniors should beware. In addition, according to a New York Times article in 2008, AARP makes about 40 percent of its money from royalties it is paid for endorsing products, which normally bear its name. This also calls into question their bias. They have benefited financially from various provisions of the Health Care Law and thus should not be viewed as a source of unbiased information for seniors. BEWARE.

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