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Learn the Latest: What Minnesotans Need to Know about Health Care Reform

Congress enacted a new health care law which brings a number of new benefits to all Americans, including Minnesotans over 50. Some of these changes you will see this year. Others phase in over the next several years.

There are many facets to the new law—and Minnesotans have questions about the details.

“As we learn more details about how the new law is being implemented in our state, we want to share that information with our members,” said Michele Kimball, AARP State Director.

Throughout Minnesota, AARP is helping to answer questions about how the new laws will affect you and your family.

Staff and trained volunteers are speaking to groups throughout the state, distributing helpful materials and helping to answer questions about how the law affects Medicare, private insurance and retiree health coverage.

AARP’s Information Center at the Mall of America has become “Health Reform Information Central.” During your next trip to the Mall of America, stop by the center, located between Macy’s and Nordstrom’s on the second level, to pick up AARP’s free information about the new laws. Ask the trained volunteers your questions and they will help find you the answer.

Many Minnesotans are finding help online at aarp.org/getthefacts. Editors from AARP The Bulletin and other health experts from AARP constantly update the site, answering readers’ new questions about the bill. You can download fact sheets and read about how the law is being implemented.

“Whether you are on Medicare, buy insurance on your own or through your employer, or can’t afford health insurance, the changes to the health care system will affect you,” said Kimball. “By knowing what’s in the law, you can take full advantage of the changes for yourself and your family.”

As state officials and regulators begin to implement the changes in Minnesota, AARP will be advocating on behalf of Minnesotans 50+.

“AARP staff and volunteers will be actively engaged here in Minnesota as our state implements this important law,” said Kimball.

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