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Healthcare information provided during Labor Day Festival

In an effort to keep our tribal members informed of the latest information regarding Health Care Reform, Medicare and Medicaid, presentations will be given on Sunday, Sept. 1, in the Healthy Lifestyle tent at the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival. Join us in the air conditioned tent for short presentations that will be sure to provide you with valuable health care information which will help you make the right decisions in the upcoming months about your health insurance! The following presentations will be provided free of charge to anyone who wants to learn more about Medicare and Medicaid plus the new law that affects every American and also hear how to avoid future health tax penalties beginning in 2014.

How Health Care Reform Will Affect You and Your Family – 1:00-1:30 p.m. and 4:15-4:45 p.m.
Did you know that there are more than 50 million Americans without insurance? President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, also known as Health Care Reform into law on March 2010. This law mandates that every American have health insurance or face a health tax penalty when filing their 2014 IRS income taxes. This presentation will provide you with a better understanding of the new law as well as share the next steps you and your family should take in order to take full advantage of the new law and avoid unnecessary tax penalties in the future. This is a presentation that you will not want to miss or it may end up costing you in the end. Door prizes will be awarded, and you must be present to win.

What You Should Know About Medicare and Medicaid – 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Let our Medicare and Medicaid Specialists help and guide you to ensure you have the best healthcare coverage possible. This presentation will include:
• An overview of the Medicare and Medicaid programs
• The Four Parts of Medicare
• The costs and benefits of having Medicare benefit coverage
• Open enrollment coming this fall and what it means for you
• Who is eligible for Medicaid/SoonerCare benefits
• The income and resource guidelines for Medicaid eligibility will be discussed as well as how to enroll for Medicaid and Medicare.

You might be eligible for free health care and don’t even realize it! Don’t miss out on this presentation; you could be missing out on low cost or even free health care benefits for you and your family! Door prizes will be awarded, and you must be present to win.