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Published on October 02, 2013

MEDIA ALERT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2013

UNC Health Care and Legal Aid of NC to Hold ACA Enrollment Forums

First of Three Forums at Rex Hospital in Raleigh on Thursday; Part of Broader Education and Outreach

WHAT:

Rex Healthcare will host the first in a series of three Affordable Care Act community forums offered by UNC Health Care in partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina. The forums will educate the public about the recently-opened health exchanges and the enrollment process that began on Oct. 1. Attendees will be able to sign up to schedule future appointments for assistance with enrollment.

The forums are part of a broader outreach initiative by UNC Health Care. Other efforts include an informational web site, getcoveredunchealth.org, and a toll-free number, (888) 739-5677. Trained staff and volunteers are available at hospitals in the UNC Health Care system, including Rex in Raleigh, UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and Chatham Hospital in Siler City, to assist consumers.

WHO:

UNC Health Care will hold the forums in partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina, which received navigator funding from the federal government. The general public is encouraged to attend.

WHEN/WHERE:

Oct. 3 forum – 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Rex Hospital – Room 100A
4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27606
(Note: Free parking available at Women’s Center Parking Deck)

Oct. 8 forum – 6:30-7:30 p.m.
UNC Department of Family Medicine – Auditorium
590 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Oct. 10 forum – 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Chatham Hospital – Community Room
163 Medical Park Drive, Siler City 27344 (behind hospital)

Participants can call 888-739-5677 or visit getcoveredunchealth.org for more details.

Media Contact
For media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Alan Wolf, UNC REX Healthcare
919-784-4467

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