CITY TO HOST CONFERENCE ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

NEWS RELEASE

March 11, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT: Mayor Holly Brinda
AT:  (440) 326-1404

 

 

CITY OF ELYRIA TO HOST FEDERAL PRESS CONFERENCE ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT INSURANCE ENROLLMENT

Federal Health and Human Services Region V Director Kathleen Falk will visit Elyria, Ohio on Friday March 14th at 1:00pm at Elyria City Hall  – 131 Court Street, Suite 301 to hold a press conference  to promote insurance enrollment under the provisions of the Patient Protection
& Affordable Care Act.   Falk will be joined by Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda and healthcare professionals from around Lorain County in an effort to maximize enrollment.

New national and state enrollment data will also be released, using the City of Elyria as a backdrop to describe insurance enrollment opportunities and challenges for the uninsured and under-insured around the United States.

“We are very pleased that the City of Elyria was chosen as the site in Northeast Ohio to help tell this extraordinary story of opportunity for so many individuals that otherwise would not have access to affordable, high quality healthcare,” said Mayor Holly Brinda.

Katheen Falk was appointed to her position in 2013 and brings many years of experience and service as a government leader in the State of Wisconsin, serving previously as County Executive in Dane County, Assistant Attorney General in the Wisconsin Department of Justice,  and Co-Director of a non-profit organization called Wisconsin’s Environmental Decade.  A native of Wisconsin, Ms. Falk earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University and her Law Degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Upcoming Lorain County insurance enrollment events sponsored by various organizations and the Coalition for the Uninsured of Lorain County include the following:

Tuesday, March 18

10am to 3pm
Mercy Regional Medical Center
Ross Conference Room #2
3700 Kolbe Road
Lorain, Ohio  44053

Wednesday, March 19

10am to 3pm
Mercy Allen Hospital
Registration in Front Lobby
200 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin, Ohio  44074

Wednesday, March 26

10am to 3pm
Elyria City Health Department
202 Chestnut St.
Elyria, Ohio  44035

Thursday, March 27

10am to 3pm
Lorain County Community College – Partnership Ridge Campus
32121 Lorain Road
North Ridgeville, Ohio  44039

Those who would like to enroll can also walk in or preferably make an individual appointment (440- 240-1665) at one of three Lorain County Health & Dentistry locations including:

  • 1205 Broadway Avenue – Lorain, Ohio  44052
  • 3745 Grove Avenue – Lorain, Ohio  44055
  • 412 East River Road – Elyria, Ohio  44035

Individuals who attend these events or make an appointment and want to enroll must bring
the following documents:

  • Social Security Number
  • Birth Date
  • Pay Stubs, W-2 Forms, or Wage and tax Statements
  • Policy Numbers for any current health insurance
  • Information about health insurance available through current employer (if applicable)

The deadline for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act is March 31, 2014.  For more information contact your local health department or call (440) 240-1655 to speak with a Certified Application
Counselor.

 

Please Note: Healthcare personnel attending the event and also available to speak to local issues include: Kathy Loughrie, Nursing Director of the Elyria City Health Department; Tanas Wilcox,
Nursing Director of the Lorain County Health District, and Kathleen Burke, Community Outreach & Volunteer Program Coordinator for Lorain County Health & Dentistry.