Monthly Archives: October 2013

MACMLA 2013: Dr. Andrew Watson

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Public Libraries + the Affordable Care Act

To the general public, the relationship between  public libraries and the Affordable Care Act   seems tenuous.  But for those who work in these environments, helping with tax forms, setting up and learning how to use email, and generally being a wealth of knowledge on every and anything, public libraries  are a central part of lots of communities and are a big connector to the online portal to the health insurance marketplace.  In an attempt to bridge the town and gown relationship, the public library and I have been communicating information and support resources regarding ACA.   In preparation, the public library got a special training session on the new system from the official Shenandoah Valley ACA Navigator, Andrew Bolt, and I got to attend.

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