Geneva Unitarian church to host Obamacare training

Published: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 5:40 a.m. CDT

GENEVA – The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva will provide information needed to help people in the community navigate and access health care security provided by the Affordable Care Act.

The church, at 102 S. Second St., Geneva, will host a teleconference from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The training is free. A light breakfast and a lunch will be served Wednesday. 

The training includes small group discussions designed to help faith and community leaders guide people on how to access health care benefits.

Advance registration is required by email at socialjusticechair@uusg.org or through the church office at 630-232-2350.

Jean Pierce of Geneva said the church can accommodate 50 people who want to learn to help others understand the Affordable Care Act.

“At this point, there seems to be more questions than answers out there, so we’re going to have as up-to-the-minute information as we can,” Pierce said. “We are trying to get the word out to religious institutions and nonprofits and anyone else that has people coming to them asking what is going on.”

As to the controversy over the law, also known as Obamacare, Pierce said the conference is not about that debate.

“This is not a case of it’s good or bad,” Pierce said. “But it’s what we’re dealt. ... Let’s help people figure out what the score is. All we’re doing is trying to help people sort out the complexities of the system.”

The conference is sponsored by the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and other organizations.