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Wyoming Perspectives

Wyoming Perspectives

Health Care Exchange Update

Wyoming Perspectives "Health  Care Exchange Update"
Airs Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 PM

Our subject is the introduction of the health insurance marketplace beginning in October in a live broadcast from 7-8 pm on Thursday, Sept. 26 from the new Health Science Building at Central Wyoming College.

Our guests are:

1. Mike Fierberg, the Public Affairs Specialist for the Denver Regional Office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This agency is part of the federal Dept. of Health & Human Services and is responsible for administering a federal insurance exchange in states that declined to set up their own exchange.

2. Carla Borders from Wyoming Senior Citizens Inc. She is one of the ?navigators? trained to help people decide what health coverage is most appropriate for their needs.

3. Danielle Allred, Outreach/Enrollment Specialist for the Migrant Health Program in Powell. She will talk about how the Exchange could benefit uninsured and/or underinsured Wyoming residents, including migrant and seasonal farm workers, by helping them access information about the federal healthcare marketplace.

4. Rep. Kathy Coleman from Sheridan is a member of the Wyoming Legislature?s Select Committee on Health Benefit Exchanges and the Labor, Health and Social Services Committee.

Viewers can call 800-495-9788 or tweet questions to #WyoHealth.

In Wyoming, to speak with a trained "navigator" to guide you through the process, call 1-800-856-4398 or go to: www.wyomingseniors.com

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, you can go to www.healthcare.gov to select a health plan. Just select Wyoming as your state, follow the instructions and enter the information the site asks for.


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