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Courtesy post on behalf of DC Health Link

 

 MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: January 8, 2016

Contact: Adam Hudson (202) 527-5622; adam.hudson@dc.gov

Linda Wharton Boyd: (202) 351-9777; linda.wharton-boyd@dc.gov

 

 “Week of Action” to Boost Health Insurance Enrollment in the Latino Community

White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy to Headline Latino Leadership Symposium

 

WHAT/WHO:               

Nationwide, the Latino community saw the biggest drops in uninsured rates thanks
to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, a recent study released by the Urban Institute shows that 1 in 5 Latino adults is still without health insurance.

DC Health Link, in collaboration with the DC Primary Care Association, La Clinica del Pueblo, Whitman-Walker Health, and Mary’s Center, is redoubling efforts to promote, educate and motivate Latino enrollment in affordable health insurance during National ACA Latino Week of Action. The Week of Action runs from Monday, January 11 to Sunday, January 17, 2016.

Multiple events will be planned for this week to educate Latino leaders about the vitally important role they can play in reaching Latino families to educate them about the important benefits of the Affordable Care Act, and the health insurance options available through DC Health Link, including financial resources to help pay plan premiums and expert enrollment support.

 

WHEN/WHERE:          

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Information and Enrollment Day

Consulate of El Salvador

2332 Wisconsin Avenue, NW 

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016,  Noon

Latino Leadership Health Symposium

National Council of La Raza

1126 16th Street, NW

 

Thursday January 14, 2016 - 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Special Enrollment Fair Hosted by La Clinica Del Pueblo

Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) School “Next Step”

3047 15th Street, NW

 

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

One Touch Enrollment Center

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

1100 Harvard Street, NW

 

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 9:00am – 12:00pm

One Touch Enrollment Center

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

1100 Harvard Street, NW

 

Sunday, January 17, 2016, 10:00am

Faith in Action Sund

Our Lady Queen of the Americas

2200 California Street, NW

 

BACKGROUND:          

The Affordable Care Act provides individuals, families, and small businesses in the District of Columbia with affordable options for quality health insurance.  DC Health Link is the District’s online health insurance marketplace which allows visitors to shop, compare, and enroll in coverage that fits their needs and budgets.

Open Enrollment began November 1, 2015 and ends January 31, 2016. Eligible District residents can enroll in a health insurance plan through DCHealthLink.com. Plan selections made by the 15th of each month during Open Enrollment will be effective on the first day of the following month. Small businesses—as well as individuals and families eligible for Medicaid—can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.

 

 

 

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