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free panel presentation on the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (870 S. Fisher St.t) from 7-9 p.m. tonight.Â Idaho Health Insurance Exchange Board Chair Stephen Weeg will give an up-to-the-minute overview of the Exchange.Â Todd Bateman with Regence Blue Shield will address important details to know when evaluating plans and Your Health Idaho Community Outreach representative Randy Gardner will share experiences with the Exchange and how to navigate the process.
Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel.Â They will also receive contact information for area professionals trained to assist consumers with the process at no cost.Â
Sponsors of the event are the Morning News, Bingham Memorial Hospital, Your Health Idaho and United Way of Southeastern Idaho.Â United Way does not have a position on the Affordable Care Act.Â Recognizing that the Act is the law of the land, its goal is to educate the community about available healthcare options and to connect consumers to coverage.Â For more information about United Way of Southeastern Idaho, go to www.unitedwaysei.org.