Posted: Sep 23, 2013 9:09 PM by MTN News
HELENA - Montana's Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen has announced a six city tour to better explain Obamacare to Montanans and answer their queries before the October 1st opening of the new health insurance Marketplaces.
According to a press release from Lindee's office, these town hall meetings are called "Obamacare in Montana: What You Need to Know". They will be free and open to the public.
An attorney in Lindeen's office, who is a nationally recognized expert on the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), will join her.
On Thursday, September 26th, events will be held in Butte and Bozeman.
Butte Silver Bow Archives is the venue for the noon event followed by a 6 p.m. event in Bozeman at MSU's Strand Union Building in Ballroom B.
Friday, September 27th, will be Billings' turn with two events, one at noon and the other at 6 p.m. The first will be held at the RiverStone Health Lil Anderson Center's first floor conference room. The evening event will be in MSU-Billings' SUB Banquet A and B.
Missoula will also have two events - the first at noon at St.Patrick Hospital's conference center rooms one and two and the second at UM's University Center in room 332 at 6 p.m.
October 1st, the tour will be coming to Great Falls' Benefis Health System's Cameron room at 6 p.m.
Kalispell Regional Medical Center will host the tour on October 2nd at noon in its Buffalo Hills Conference Center.
Since early August, Lindeen's office has been directly answering Montanans' questions about the legislation via her Obamacare education website : www.montanahealthanswers.com
"Montanans want real information, not spin," Lindeen said. "I don't have a dog in the Obamacare fight. I just want Montanans to know how it works so they can make the best choice possible for themselves, their families or their small business."
The town hall meetings serve as an opportunity for personal interactions with Lindeen for Montana residents who want their questions answered or are seeking more information about Obamacare and what it means for Montana.