Get Covered During Black History Month
Enroll America plans to make each day of Black History Month count as we expand our outreach within the African American community. This month of celebration and action is perfectly timed this year to let consumers know about their new health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act. With less than two months until the end of open enrollment, there’s not a moment to lose. Help keep up the momentum.
Take action during Black History Month by doing the following:
Host an Event
Attend an Event
Write a Letter to the Editor
The challenges in our health care system were decades in the making, and they won’t be solved overnight, but every day more [x] residents are signing up for insurance through the new Health Insurance Marketplace where plans and benefits are explained in easy-to-understand language. What’s more, every plan in the Marketplace must cover the basics — prescription drugs, emergency room visits, preventative care, and more. No one can be denied for a preexisting condition like asthma or cancer, and financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
As a volunteer for the Get Covered America campaign right here in [x city], I’ve seen firsthand friends and neighbors obtaining health care coverage for the first time. They’re not alone. Since October 1, more than 6 million people have enrolled in either private insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace or for coverage through Medicaid. These include my friends, family, and neighbors who no longer have to worry about having their health benefits cut off after they reach an annual dollar limit on benefits.
Affordable coverage is now available to so many. For more information, visit GetCoveredAmerica.org. With less than two months to go while these options are still available, please take the time to let your neighbors know how they can enroll.
Over 7.8 million African Americans are uninsured, equivalent to 20 percent of the population. They have more, and often larger, disparities in health risks in comparison to other minority groups. In the past, uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions were often denied health coverage benefits, especially when diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Under the new health care law, no one can be denied coverage because they are sick or have a pre-existing condition like asthma, diabetes or even cancer.
Since October 1, more than 6 million people have enrolled in either private insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace or for coverage through Medicaid. Still, there is much work to be done. For more information, visit GetCoveredAmerica.org. Please join me and the Get Covered America campaign in [x city] letting our friends and neighbors know about their new health insurance options.
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