RPMH to host Affordable Care Act information and signup clinic

After an extraordinary reception at an event last month, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has announced a special information and signup clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to help locals comply with federal laws. “We’ve received many calls over the last couple of weeks with members of our community requesting that we hold another event on healthcare reform and how to get covered,” explained Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH. “The Affordable Care Act still has many people in Nolan County puzzled, and this event will provide them with an opportunity to learn more about new laws and how to get them and their families insured.” RPMH will once again partner with the West Central Texas Council of Governments on the information clinic. Christal Martin with the Council is slated to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” explain new health insurance choices, costs for individuals and families, and help interested individuals register for a plan that is right for them. “There continues to be a lot of information out there on the Affordable Care Act, but it can easily become overwhelming,” Boatright said. “Our goal is to ease anxiety and help Nolan County residents get covered with the right insurance plan.” Open enrollment to buy health insurance ends March 31, 2014. To buy insurance outside the open enrollment date, individuals must qualify for a special enrollment period due to a life event such as changes in employment, marriage, divorce and child births, among others. The information and signup clinic for the Affordable Care Act will be held on Feb. 12, at the RPMH Emergency Department classroom. The event will be held from 11:45 a.m. until 6 p.m. A support team will be in place to help individuals with specific questions or to register for an insurance plan. The event is free to attend, but space and time slots are limited and expected to reach capacity. Interested individuals must register before Feb. 11 by calling 325-235-1701 ext. 221.Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital provides healthcare for those in the communities they serve. Founded in 1976, the hospital offers a wealth of medical services including: 24 hour emergency care, advanced radiology services including CT scanning and MRIs, outpatient lab, physical therapy, surgical services, swing bed services, patient education, home health and assistive services, and more. For additional information, please visit www.rpmh.net.