Northlanders Get Informed on Affordable Health Care Act

By KBJR News 1

November 16, 2012 Updated Nov 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Health and Services provided an overview of changes taking place under the Affordable Care Act to Northland seniors.

Attendees were given information on the latest in health care reform, and were able to ask questions about how these changes will impact them in their daily lives.

According to officials, personalized meetings like this are a great way to clear up the confusion that still surrounds the reform.

"[The Affordable Health Care Act] has been in effect for two years, but there's a lack of information... and there's some misinformation about the laws. So, I'm here just to answer questions and give a good overview of the provisions of the law,": said Kenneth Munson, Regional Director for the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

The informative session was also hosted by staff from Senator Al Franken's office, and the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging.