Last week the health exchanges of the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare) opened for people to begin shopping. We’ve discussed healthcare in this blog that generated some good conversation online and in some of our churches. However, one thing that seems to be a constant both for supporters and opponents of the law is that few people seem to understand what the law actually does. Therefore, in this blog post, rather than arguing for or against Obamacare, we simply want to provide some information about how you or someone you know can begin researching and sign up for the health exchanges. Attached are a bulletin insert and a flyer from Alabama ARISE that you can share at your church to simply help educate people about the process of signing up for the exchanges. In addition, this link to an article from the Montgomery Advertiser does a great job of explaining how the Affordable Care Act affects Alabamians. We hope this is a helpful resource for you regardless of how you feel about the Affordable Care Act.
The Advocacy for Social Justice Blog is produced by the North Alabama Conference Advocacy for Social Justice Team to help people think about justice issues through the lens of faith. It is intended to be a place where United Methodists can listen and learn from each other with mutual respect and understanding. (For the purpose of this blog see the the post “The work of justice is the work of the church”.) Please join the conversation by adding your comment below. If you have an idea for a blog topic or would like to make a submission to the Advocacy for Social Justice Blog please contact the Team Convenor Rev. R.G. Wilson-Lyons at firstname.lastname@example.org.