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Opinion

September 22, 2013

Your view: Letters to the editor

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Please try to be more forward thinking than our brightest politicians. Car Free Week is no gimmick. It actually has pure meaning to more people than your editorial may indicate.

Michael Schroth

Haverhill

GLCAC is a health-care navigator

To the editor:

Greater Lawrence does indeed have a health care navigator, as required by the federal Affordable Care Act, despite the concern of one of your readers (Sound Off: “Smoke and mirrors”, Sept. 11). The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc. has been selected as one of 10 navigators in the state by the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state’s health insurance Marketplace.

Open enrollment starts Oct. 1 and runs through March 31, 2014. During that time, current Health Connector members must enroll in ACA-compliant plans, and other individuals and small businesses can shop for insurance and take advantage of the expanded choice, benefits and subsidies. To help consumers and business owners understand all the changes, six GLCAC staff members have undergone substantial training, which addresses another concern expressed by your reader.

The GLCAC will reach out to people who qualify for insurance through the Health Connector, and we encourage Greater Lawrence residents and business owners to contact us at 978-681-4905 starting Oct. 1 to make an appointment with one of our navigator staff members to discuss options and enrollment.

Evelyn Friedman

Executive Director

Greater Lawrence Community Action Council

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