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Inauguration  January 5, 2011

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Inauguration January 5, 2011

We are fortunate to live in one of the greatest counties in the world.

Although Fulton County has made great strides in many areas, I believe that our county can grow to even greater heights. To do this, we must first recognize our strengths and then identify our shortcomings in order to solve existing problems. I believe that the formula for greatness is admitting that problems exist and facing them head-on.

My commitment is to work closely with the Board of Commissioners in order to get these problems solved. I believe greatness can be achieved if individual differences are put aside for the benefit of Fulton County.

Working together with elected officials, the business and religious communities, as well as our neighborhoods, is the key to achieving true greatness.




 Don't miss the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) most important deadline of March 31, 2014

My office provides the following information to help those of you who need health insurance coverage to decide on the best health insurance to meet your needs.

I hope that you and your family will sift through this information surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and choose the best plan for your situation.

The enrollment deadline is upon us, so please...

Don't Delay - Get Covered!

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According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health insurance coverage is a major determinant of access to health care. The CDC also concludes the uninsured with chronic health conditions are substantially less likely to make regular clinic or doctor visits, relying instead on emergency room care for treatment.

Get Enrolled Today!


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Since 2010 you have heard a lot about it, but NOW is the time for individuals and families to ACT! One of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) most important deadlines is fast approaching, so if you do not purchase your health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, during open enrollment, then you will have to wait until November 15, 2014 to enroll for 2015 (See schedule below):

♦March 31, 2014: 2014 Open Enrollment ends

♦November 15, 2014: 2015 Open Enrollment starts

♦February 15, 2015: 2015 Open Enrollment ends

To buy Marketplace Insurance OUTSIDE Open Enrollment, you must qualify for a special enrollment period due to a qualifying life event such as marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child, or loss of a job.

The best place to get more information is www.Healthcare.gov, where residents can learn what the Health Insurance Marketplace is, who can apply for insurance, how to get insurance, how to lower costs, and more. The site also offers information for small business owners.  


The Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center at

1-800-318-2596 (TTY - 1-855-889-4325)

Information in Spanish – www.CuidadoDeSalud.gov


Go to Fulton County's Website for more info



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Our Fulton County website has preliminary information/links, such as how the Health Insurance Marketplace works, a FAQ’s SHEET, and information from AARP FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, such as:

•Find Your Way Around the Healthcare Law Brochure

•Find Your Way Around the Healthcare Law Infographic

•For People 65+

•What the Healthcare Law Means for Family Caregivers

•Closing the Coverage Gap

•Frequently Asked Questions about Discounts in the Medicare Part D Doughnut Hole

•Quick Reference for Healthcare

•The Healthcare Law and Medicare

Fulton County is in an All-Out Push to get citizens signed-up for Health Coverage. Working to improve health outcomes all of residents, Fulton County Government is providing opportunities for persons to get help enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace. The sessions listed below are a collaborative effort between the Fulton Cooperative Extension, Atlanta Fulton Public Library System (AFPLS), Health and Wellness and Human Services departments and our community partners - TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES TO GET ENROLLED:

•Tuesday, March 25, noon - 2 p.m., Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, 404-730-1875

•Thursday, March 27, noon - 4 p.m., Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, 404-730-1875

There is a more complete list of sign-up event locations throughout metro Atlanta at...


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Health experts confirm that timely, appropriate and regular health care helps people prevent illness, manage chronic conditions and avoid exacerbation or complications of those conditions.





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