Get Covered America Partners with NJ Legislators to Spread the Word on Health Care

March 3, 2014

The Get Covered America campaign today announced a new partnership with nine members of the New Jersey Legislature in order to increase outreach to New Jersey’s 900,000 eligible uninsured residents during the final days of open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace. The announcement was led by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald.

During the press conference, legislators discussed how the partnership will help connect uninsured New Jersey residents to quality health care and emphasized the financial assistance and in-person help available.

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The Get Covered America campaign announcement included New Jersey Senate members Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Senator Linda Greenstein and Senator Nia Gill. In addition, members of the Assembly teamed up with the grassroots campaign to increase outreach to residents. Those members were Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald, Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson, Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Troy Singleton.

“Today’s announcement marks the largest partnership of statewide legislators with Get Covered America in the country,” said Get Covered America New Jersey Director Justine Ceserano. “These nine elected officials are leading the charge in ensuring that their constituents are aware of the incredible opportunity that is available for affordable, quality health care through the new Health Insurance Marketplace. Under their leadership and assistance, Get Covered America will be able to reach uninsured residents from Camden to Fort Lee.”

Moving forward, the nine members of the Legislature will provide information and assistance to residents from their local district offices and team up with Get Covered America for outreach events in their respective districts.

“This is a coordinated and concerted effort to make everyone aware of the importance and the value of enrolling for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act,” said Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg. “Cost has often been the barrier for the uninsured. But those who haven’t yet taken advantage of the opportunity to get quality, affordable insurance need to know that financial assistance is available. To date, nearly 82 percent of New Jersey residents who have enrolled through the Health Insurance Marketplace have received financial aid. I urge everyone who is still without coverage to use the Marketplace to find an insurance plan that works best for them and their families.”

“Many New Jerseyans who are uninsured or underinsured may not know that they are eligible for quality health coverage under the Affordable Care Act,” Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald said. “Promoting awareness is critical to making sure people are able to obtain the coverage they and their families need.”

The deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan for 2014 is March 31, 2014. For more information visit www.getcoveredamerica.org.

 

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