Downtown Library To Hold Informational Session On Affordable Care Act This Saturday

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

To increase awareness and encourage enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, an informational session will be held at the downtown location of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Public Library this Saturday, from 2 until 4 p.m.

 

As of September 7, only 23 days will remain before the official date for enrollment begins for health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Enrollment will begin October 1 for coverage beginning January 1, 2014. According to recent reports and publications, awareness about the new health care law had declined among some groups more than three years after “Obamacare” was signed into law.

 

Saturday’s discussion will consist of a panel presentation on access to physician care, the benefit to businesses, the health care exchanges and how to sign up. The event is open to everyone, especially people between the ages of 27 and 64 who are looking for information on the act and how it will impact them, their family or business. 

 

Panel presenters and speakers include Chris Young, M.D., current president of the Tennessee Medical Association and practicing anesthesiologist with Anesthesiology Consultants Exchange; Joseph Winick, Erlanger Health System Sr. Vice President of Planning and Business Development; and Katherlyn Geter, Outreach and Enrollment Administrator, Southside and Dodson Avenue Community Health Centers.

 

It is estimated 50,000 residents in Hamilton County are uninsured.  Not only the county, but Tennessee, the 17th most populated state in the United States with approximately 6.5 million residents, has 869,500 representatives representing ages 0 to 64 who are uninsured. 

 

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Public Library – Downtown Branch is located at 1001 Broad Street.  The session is free and registration is not required. 

 


Richard Ervin Named Executive Director Of Life Care Center Of Ooltewah

Life Care Center of Ooltewah is welcoming a new executive director, Richard Ervin.  “Richard has years of experience in long-term health care,” said Carolyn Freeman, vice president of parent company Life Care Centers of America’s Cumberland Region. “He’s dedicated to serving our customers.”  Mr. Ervin comes to Life Care Center of Ooltewah from Holston Manor in Kingsport, ... (click for more)

Gregory Sutton Joins Tennessee Oncology

Tennessee Oncology  announced the arrival of Dr. Gregory Sutton, a medical oncologist who cares for patients at Tennessee Oncology Chattanooga’s Medical Park II location at 2200 East Third St. in Suite 100. “Dr. Sutton is a great addition to our growing network of physicians committed to caring for cancer patients within their community and close to their home,” said ... (click for more)

Muslim Advocacy Group Questions House Arrest For Signal Mountain Man Charged In Threats Against Muslim Village In New York

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, on Saturday questioned the release of a Signal Mountain man who admitted to planning what it called "a Charleston-style terror attack" on a Muslim community in New York. CAIR also called for stepped up protection for the community targeted in the plot. Judge ... (click for more)

Plumbers Bring Complaints To WWTA; Told New Contracts Are Ready

Several plumbers on Thursday brought complaints to a committee of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) and got little response other than being told that new contracts are ready. Kay Keefe of Keefe Plumbing said the small number of plumbing companies still participating in the program to repair leaky lines to homes, have long been operating without ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dr. Tydings Is A Winner

One week from tomorrow the most important educator in the future of our community will start work as the new president of Chattanooga State. While I am normally cynical of beard-strokers and foundation-hungry dreamers who have little or no concept of the real world, I am convinced Flora Tydings will become the best thing to happen in our community in years. A grandmother with ... (click for more)