An AARP Nebraska representative returned to Hastings by invite Tuesday to help explain how to navigate the marketplace for the Affordable Care Act. Mark Intermill, advocacy director for AARP Nebraska, shared examples of possible plan scenarios from provided materials to spell out who may benefit most from an ACA plan. Passed in March 2010, the health care plan has been hindered by a faulty website and apparent lack of interest from the public as it approaches its first sign-up deadline of Dec. 23 for coverage beginning on Jan. 1, 2014.
Intermill was accompanying Michele Bever, South Heartland District Health Department executive director, on a series of informational talks aimed at educating providers and referral organizations that will be entrusted with passing on information regarding coverage and plans available in the coming months. Stops on Tuesday included presentations in Clay Center, Hastings Public Library and Mary Lanning Healthcare.