The Affordable Care Act had a bumpy ride at the end of 2013.

From technical issues with to millions of canceled health care plans, Obamacare has become a head-scratcher for many Americans.

But a Family Issues Roundtable on Friday, Jan. 31, will detail how the health care law will affect York's families and community.

The presentation, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, will cover the health insurance marketplace, important deadlines, local enrollment resources and Pennsylvania's plan for Medicaid reform.

The event: Family Issues Roundtables are held quarterly and date back to 1990, said committee treasurer Alan Vandersloot.

Each event focuses on an area of human services that affects families. Past topics include understanding cultural differences, domestic violence, hospice care and managing stress, he said.

The end of January is a good time to address the health care law, Vandersloot said, as online enrollments were stymied for about two months.

"We'll have a pretty good idea about how York County has been coming along," he said.

The event's presenters will be Jenny Englerth and Eve Gardner, executive directors of Family First Health and the Healthy York Network.

"I really think that Jenny and Eve are really great presenters," Vandersloot said, as they use simple language and Powerpoints to point out key concepts.

Attendees will vary from people in the human services field to government employees and clergy, he said. The event is $20 and open to the public.

"I'd say it's just open to anyone interested in learning," Vandersloot said.

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