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Library offering aid to those who need help with new health care law

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The Richland Library is bringing together professionals from all corners of the healthcare field, to help with the ABC's of the Affordable Care Act.

"Everybody has a unique set of circumstances and that's why we are so lucky that we have this community engagement team because they represent a lot of different target audiences," said Roberta Bibbins, the library's planning and projects manager.

The library recently hired a full-time social worker to help direct traffic and soon they'll have in-house navigators, to actually walk customers through the process.

At Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers throughout Columbia, people can come in and get the most up-to-date information about how the new health care law will affect them.

"We give you the information, you know what's best for you and your family, you choose what's best, and then we can help you get everything set up," said Eau Claire Health Director York Glover.  

Enrollment to be covered by the Affordable Care Act will end March 31, giving the public a matter of months to get more familiar with a complex coverage system.

"As we get more information we will get the public more information," Bibbins said. "That's our role in this whole act is to make sure we stay on top of it so our customers know where to go."

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