Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Service
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Enroll America is preparing to engage thousands of volunteers in a nationwide weekend of service to coincide with the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our volunteers and partners will work to connect tens of thousands of uninsured consumers with information about their affordable health insurance options and build momentum for the last three months of open enrollment. We need your help to continue to build this effort.
Take action in our MLK Weekend of Service 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 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, over 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. On this National Day of Service, 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, over 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. This National Day of Service, please join me and the Get Covered America campaign in [x city] letting our friends and neighbors know about their new health insurance options.
Starting January 1, millions of Americans, including those in our community, finally have the security that comes from quality, affordable health coverage. And those who already have health insurance will have better, more reliable coverage than ever before. From now on, insured Americans won’t be forced to put off a check-up or worry about going broke if they get sick.
While there is much more work to be done, beginning today, no family will be denied coverage because a pre-existing condition like high blood pressure or asthma. No resident of [x city] will have to worry that losing a job means you can’t get health coverage. And small businesses may be able to get financial help to pay for new affordable coverage options for their employees.
As we look to the future, we must remember the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and remain committed to helping those in need. For more information, visit GetCoveredAmerica.org. This Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service, join me in educating our community out their new health care options so we can secure the safety and dignity of every resident in [x city].
Engage Your Organization
This month, people across the country will be joining their neighbors and friends to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by serving their community. Haven’t had a chance to sign up for an event yet? Join us in honoring Dr. King as we prepare to serve in a nationwide weekend of service.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” It is in this spirit that we hope to serve our communities during Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service by getting the word out about the new health insurance options now available under the Affordable Care Act.
We will be partnering with Enroll America, who is preparing to engage thousands of volunteers and partners in a nationwide weekend of service to coincide with the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. If you would like to attend or host an event for this National Day of Service, please join me and the Get Covered America campaign in [x city] by letting your friends and neighbors know about their new health insurance options.
For more information, visit www.getcoveredamerica.org/mlk-weekend-of-service/ to get involved.
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