I am ever amazed at how healthcare has become a political hot potato. I can't imagine what's more important than making sure citizens are healthy. A healthy citizen is a healthy consumer.

All that aside, folks who need assistance with Medicare Part D enrollment can get the help they need over the next week.

The Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is holding a series of Medicare open enrollment events over the next week. The first one is today, November 30 from 8:30am to 3pm at 729 34th Avenue in Rock Island.

Three more events take place - tomorrow 12/1, and next Wednesday and Thursday, 12/6 and 12/7.

Folks need to bring their Photo ID, Medicare cards and all prescription drug information.

For more info, call (309) 793-6800 or visit WIAAA's website here.