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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

FREE Community Affordable Care Act (ACA) Education Day

The San Francisco Chapter of The Links, Incorporated  in support of our Health and Human Services programming continue our outreach to the Bayview Hunters Point community on the topic of Healthcare Reform and it's relevance to the community; more specifically to raise awareness of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or better known to most as Obamacare.  As you may be aware, we hosted a film screening and panel discussion of "The Waiting Room" , a documentary filmed in the emergency room at Highland Hospital, to the BVHP Community at the Bayview Opera House on June 1st. 
Undoubtedly, this was a debut not unlike others over our sixty-three year history of service in San Francisco, yet timely to the importance of the highly impactful issues affecting our service community, Bayview Hunters Point. The dialogue amongst film screening attendees was rich and we delivered a message of self-advocacy and activism; a theme well represented through our preventative health and wellness campaign SFLinksConnect. 
"The Waiting Room" film screening event provided a springboard and 'call to action' for deepening the communities understanding of the benefits and fast approaching implementation of the ACA, e.g. Medi-cal Expansion and the Marketplace for more affordable health care plans, as well as changes in Medicare that impact our seniors.You are invited to attend this FREE ACA education day for community residents which includes a panel of ACA experts on this important change in healthcare. 
We are partnered primarily with Malia Cohen, D10 Supervisor, California Black Health Network, California Pan Ethic Health Network, San Francisco Department of Public Health/Healthy San Francisco, and AARP among other community organizations. 

Saturday, August 24, 2013 
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT) 
YMCA Bayview 1601 Lane Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
10:00          Registration / Refreshments
10:30          Welcome and General Session                    
- Affordable Care Act Basics 
11:00          Breakout Sessions - sign up for the one session which you are interested                    
A. Marketplace – presentation on insurance plans for qualifying incomes                           
- Individuals - above $15,000 per year                             
- Families of four – above $31,800 per year                    
B. Medi-cal Expansion – presentation for qualifying incomes                            
- Individuals - up to $15,000 per year                            
- Families of four – up to $31,800 per year                   
C. Medicare Benefits and Seniors – presentation for expanded benefits 
12:00         Break / Lunch 
12:30        General Session Reconvened - Outreach and Enrollment               
- ACA Panelists 
1:15            Q&A / Wrap-Up 

We need your help as community advocates to get the word out. You are an important part of our planned outreach to fellow community residents who may be uninsured or undersinsured. 
Everyone is welcome! 
If you are part of other organizations in Bayview Hunters Point serving seniors, foster youth, families, homeless and young adults please extend this invitation.
Following this event you will be informed and understand ACA basics and how you can enroll in plans to which you and/or your family qualify. We would like you to be a part of our team to help the Bayview Hunters Point community be informed and ready for Obamacare! 
Won't you join us in continuing our work of Building Healthy Communities Together!
Refreshments will be served.
For more event information: 
Share this event on Facebook and Twitter 
View the event announcement on You Tube 
View SFLinks videos from "The Waiting Room" Film Screening and Panel Discussion on You Tube   
For more information on the Affordable Care Act: 
Health Access: A Report on ACA Implementation in California

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