Daily Archives: June 29, 2013

Librarian foot soldiers enlisted to help with Obamacare enrollment

Librarian foot soldiers enlisted to help with Obamacare enrollment – Washington Times.

The nation’s librarians will be recruited to help people get signed up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Up to 17,000 U.S. libraries will be part of the effort to get information and crucial computer time to the millions of uninsured Americans who need to get coverage under the law.

This sums it up nicely…

“Frankly whether we’re prepared or not, it’s going to happen, so the best way for us to serve the public is to prepare ahead of time,” Hildreth said.

Lissa Staley, a librarian in Topeka, Kan., specializes in health information, and already is helping people figure out their insurance options.

“I talked to a woman this morning who said, ‘I’m a single mom. I make too much money to qualify for Medicaid and my employer will only let me work part time.’ I gave her my card and we’re going to sort through some of her options,” Staley said.

Perhaps librarians should be trained as navigators. Also, don’t forget your local life and health agents!


They can always buy advertising

NFL Rejects Obama Admin: We Wont Promote Obamacare.

We have responded to the letters we received from members of Congress to inform them we currently have no plans to engage in this area and have had no substantive contact with the administration about PPACA’s implementation.

Currently the Colorado exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, is buying plenty of advertising on Colorado Rockies games, both television and radio.