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AARP educates members about new health care law

People currently on Medicare will not need to sign up for exchanges, officials say

MADISON, Wis. - AARP used Tuesday's health care kickoff day to educate its members about what the new federal health care law would mean to them.

In a packed meeting Tuesday afternoon, AARP's advocacy director answered questions and gave basic information about how the Marketplace would work, including how to handle any delays like the glitches that were seen Tuesday.

"Today is just the first day of enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace. People will have two and a half months to get enrolled and get an application in to get covered for that coverage to start Jan. 1," said Lisa Lamkins, AARP advocacy director for federal issues.

AARP is also letting people currently on Medicare know that they will not need to sign up for the exchanges and their coverage should stay the same.

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