Local effort to help understand Obamacare
On Thursday, officials from Organizing for Action joined local legislators and volunteers for a public health forum in front of the Mack's Apples farm store.
Plans are in the works to host similar events at Mack's Apples over the next several weekends, Corriveau said.
"I don't think people realize this is now available to them and they can take advantage of this," Ronan said.
"She was very concerned she'd be paying for coverage out of pocket," Ronan recalled. "The fact that her husband is a cancer survivor and has a pre-existing condition added to her worries."
Whittemore, a Democrat, said the Affordable Care Act has already impacted her own family for the better.
"He'd wanted to wait until his Medicare coverage kicked in," Whittemore said. "But with the Affordable Health Care Act, we were able to get on insurance despite Robert's pre-existing condition. Without it, we would have been in a dire situation."
"This is not a sprint, it's a marathon," said Tammy Siekmann, a member of the Londonderry Democratic Party. "We still have plenty of time to get this done and right now, our biggest goal is to encourage younger people to get enrolled."
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