Health Care is certainly a hot topic today, but it has always been an important topic. Making sure you and your family have the coverage you need to be able to go to the doctor's, get check-ups, and be there in case, heaven forbid, a serious illness or injury strikes you or your family, can provide peace of mind.

While it remains to be seen what changes will be made to the Affordable Care Act, or what will replace it, having health insurance can help keep your family healthy and get the care they need.

That's where NY State of Health comes in. Created under the Affordable Care Act, they can help you shop for and enroll in healthcare coverage. You can compare options, calculate insurance costs, and choose your coverage. It can be a daunting task, but you could get some help all this week at different state parks throughout the Hudson Valley.

All events are free and open to the public and will be held at varying times throughout the week through this weekend, to accommodate varying schedules. To find out the nearest location to you, check their website.

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