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The Affordable Care Act is now in effect

Amadi Ajamu | 1/9/2014, 12:58 p.m.

“The Affordable Care Act and You” is a forum that will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. at Sistas’ Place, located at 456 Nostrand Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.  

“We are concerned about the quality of health in our community. Many issues will be discussed. What is the Affordable Care Act? Can you still get enrolled in a health insurance plan now? What about Medicaid and Medicare coverage? People must know their options,” explained April Raiford, a health care professional and organizer of the event.

As a member of the December 12th Movement Health Committee, Raiford has led community health forums on preventive health care, single payer health care, healthy diet, breast cancer awareness and other health issues that our community faces.

“One thing is for sure—single-payer health care has to be put back on the agenda. Organizing and education in our community, door to door and block by block, is an absolute necessity,” said Raiford. 

Special guest Lamont Carolina of Oscar Health Insurance Plan will make a presentation on New York’s health insurance marketplace. For more information, call 718-398-1766.