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Change in Canadian County Dems' Sept 14 meeting location

posted Sep 9, 2015, 11:43 PM by Jody Harlan

Canadian County, Okla. -- The Canadian County Democrats have announced a one-time change in their meeting location for Monday, September 14, to the Mabel C. Fry Library at 1200 Lakeshore Drive in Yukon.

Licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent Stephen Covert will speak at 7 p.m. on at the Canadian County Democrats’ monthly meeting.

Covert will focus on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act to those who have the insurance and taxpayers.

After September, the group will continue to meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (except December) at the Yukon Police Department located at 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard.

Covert became interested and then directly involved when the Affordable Care Act was introduced, because of the impact of insurance-related issues related to the terminal illness of his youngest son due to cancer. 

“The U.S. government has formed a very large health insurance group or umbrella that taxpayers can join,” Covert said.  “… the largest savings come from the expenses saved by the federal government when a taxpayer shows up at the emergency room or hospital with an insurance policy. 

“When an uninsured person goes to the emergency room or hospital and does not have the financial capacity to pay, the federal government pays the bill to the emergency room or hospital.  But, if that same person goes to the emergency room or hospital with insurance policy, the insurance companies pay. 

“Showing up with an insurance policy could save the U.S. government $100,000 in emergency room or hospital expenses,” Covert explained.

Covert is a Certified Public Accountant.

He has worked for major Fortune 100 corporations including IBM, Phillips Petroleum Company and American Airlines, Inc. as a programmer, database support and analyst, system engineer and system manager.

Covert earned his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University and a graduate degree from the University of Tulsa in 1978. 

Seating is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, call 354-3189