Tennessee Health Care Campaign Has Information Meeting Saturday

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Dr. Mary Headrick will present information about the Health Insurance Marketplace in Bradley and Hamilton Counties at a meeting held Saturday from 2-4 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Bradley County Public Library, 795 Church St. in Cleveland.

Dr. Headrick will discuss options for those uninsured or those wanting to explore their choices. There will also be information about tax credits to help pay premiums, ways to reduce out-of-pocket health costs and about the 61 plans offered in Bradley and Hamilton counties. Participants will learn how to apply and enroll.

This meeting is free and open to the public.


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