Medicare specialist to speak at forum in Lancaster

The top reason for bankruptcy in our country is becoming sick and not having health insurance. With open enrollment for Medicare in full swing and lots of ads on TV and arriving daily in mailboxes, many people have questions about how to enroll, what plan they should chose, or where to get help and get their questions answered.

It is easy to become overwhelmed and confused. The Lancaster Democratic Committee is pleased to host Paul Robitaille, program manager for ServiceLink in Coos County, to address these issues and answer questions. The forum will be held on Monday, Nov. 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 113 Main St., in Lancaster.

Robitaille will speak about all aspects of Medicare, including Medicare fraud and other issues related to Medicare and medical coverage after 65 and for those with disabilities. He will also address Medicare Part D (Medication insurance), Medicaid, and Affordable Care Act private insurance alternatives. This will be an informative, timely, and non-partisan presentation by Robitaille, who stands out as a North Country expert on health insurance alternatives. All are invited to attend.

Robitaille is a certified Medicare counselor with the N.H. state health insurance program. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Springfield College in Human Services and a certificate in gerontology studies from Boston University. He is a certified information and referral specialist for aging/disabilities and is certified in person-centered and options counseling. His ServiceLink staff of four counselors and two volunteers serves the entire county from their main office in Berlin and satellite offices in Lancaster, Colebrook and at Androscoggin Valley Hospital.