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  •  In Montgomery, AL there are 57 locations (3+ / 0-)
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    Sylv, ZedMont, VA gentlewoman

    that provide assistance:

    https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/...

    You access them by clicking on the "Apply by phone" button on the main page.
    Presumably, the people at these locations will inform their usual clients and offer assistance.

    •  That assumes you have a computer (3+ / 0-)
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      mattinjersey, MRA NY, gooderservice

      During my month long course of hurdles to get Obamacare I've been observing the kind of informational mailings I've been getting from local utilities and my suburb many on subjects related to fall and winter stuff that we need to know and community ed e-mails and booklets and just all manner of stuff about navigating life in the city where I've lived for over 30 years.  It still keeps coming and there's still stuff I need to know.  

      What did I receive about this new and fairly complicated process for getting insurance through the ACA?

      NOTHING.

      •  what state are you in? nt (0+ / 0-)

        "Don't Bet Against Us" - President Barack Obama

        by MRA NY on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 06:13:17 PM PDT

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      •  Not really. The people served by community (0+ / 0-)

        agencies will be advised by their usual contacts who, indeed, are all provided with computers and can look things up for them. Also, just about everyone is aware that public libraries offer free access to computers for doing research. Smart phones will access web pages and provide the indexed information.

        One of the signal differences between the private and public sectors is that the private solicits customers and traffic via advertising. The private sector creates demand. The public sector waits to be accessed and tasked. The public sector is passive, unless activated by a complaint (in the legal system) or demand (for services). The public sector is not set up to prompt, but to respond. Which is why I, for example, got solicitations from AARP, but not from Medicare when I turned sixty-five. Which is also why there is so much agitation over the wholesale collection of communications by the spy agency. This aggressive behavior is not welcome and out of character.

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