Enroll America Statement on HHS Funding for In-Person Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
CONTACT: Justin Nisly
Press@enrollamerica.org | 202-601-2494

Washington, DCToday, Anne Filipic, President of Enroll America, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Health and Human Service’s announcement that 1,157 health centers across the country will receive $58 million in grant funding to expand in-person assistance services:

“The additional funding announced today will allow health centers across the country to serve even more consumers with free, professional, in-person help enrolling in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Consumers who have found the process of enrolling in a health plan confusing should know they are not alone: they can talk to an expert for free in their community who will help them choose a plan that’s right for them and their families. The staff and volunteers of the Get Covered America campaign will be there to connect consumers with in-person assistors in their area, in addition to our Get Covered Locator tool, which is available at www.getcoveredamerica.org/locator or by texting ‘LOCATOR’ to 877877.”

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About Enroll America and Get Covered America

Enroll America is the nation’s leading health care enrollment coalition, bringing together community and health organizations, businesses and others to inform consumers about new health coverage options and how to enroll in them. It is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Get Covered America is a national campaign of Enroll America that is focused on educating consumers about the benefits of health coverage and the new health insurance available under the Affordable Care Act. With operations in eleven states (AZ, FL, GA, IL, MI, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN and TX), our grassroots team is powered by passionate staff and volunteers with one motivating goal: to give Americans the information they need to choose an affordable health insurance plan that’s right for them and their families.

 

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