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Tryon to host session on Affordable Care Act

CRYSTAL LAKE – Residents from McHenry and Kane counties are invited to attend an informational session on Wednesday where a representative from the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace will provide information and answer questions about the federal Affordable Care Act.

The event, hosted by the office of state Rep. Mike Tryon, R-Crystal Lake, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. the Huntley Village Hall, 10987 E. Main St., Huntley.

(NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the session was set for 7 a.m. - the session starts at 7 p.m.)

Topics to be covered:

• What is the Affordable Care Act?

• Do I have to buy insurance?

• Do I qualify for financial assistance?

• How do I buy insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace?

The keynote speaker will be Giovanni Gomez, regional coordinator of outreach and consumer education for the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.

Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP by calling Tryon's office at 815-459-6453 or by emailing the office at

– Northwest Herald

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