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Gary Hosts Healthcare Fair as Coverage Deadline Nears

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March 3 — A deadline to avoid an annual penalty for not having healthcare is fast approaching and Gary officials want to help.

Uninsured Americans can get health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act by March 31. The City of Gary is informing residents by hosting an Affordable Health Care Enrollment Fair Saturday, March 8 at the Genesis Convention Center from 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.

Residents can make an appointment to discuss their coverage options, or apply on the spot.

Partnering organizations include the Methodist Hospitals, Community HealthNet, Cover Kids and Families Indiana, Gary Health Department and the Lake County Minority Health Coalition.

Officials warn local families who miss this month’s deadline can incur a maximum $285 fee, or one percent of family income — whichever is greater.

WHO: Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary Health Department, representatives from Methodist Hospital, Lake County Minority Health Coalition, Community HealthNet and Covering Kids and Families

WHEN: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.

WHERE: Genesis Convention Center
Indiana Room
5th Avenue & Broadway

Source: The City of Gary

 

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