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      Free Workshops on Affordable Healthcare Act

      Free workshops that explain the Affordable Healthcare Act are being held at various Birmingham Public Library locations. Trained officials with Birmingham HealthCare, a nonprofit health organization, will lead the sessions and be available to assist with enrollment. Coverage providers in Alabama are{}Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and Humana Insurance.{}Those eligible to enroll may do so, for free, during the sessions.

      Open enrollment will end March 31. Those without health insurance may incur a tax penalty when filing taxes in 2015, which is why officials encourage the public to attend the sessions to learn more about the law.

      The sessions will be held on:

      Monday, March 17, 10 a.m., North Birmingham Library, 2501 31St Ave. North

      Wednesday, March 19, 9 a.m., Pratt City Library, 509 Dugan Ave.

      For more information about the new law, please visit www.healthcare.gov{}or call 205-439-7217 to speak with an outreach specialist.{}

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