Tuesday, March 4, 2014

CitySquare Joins in the Effort to Get the Word Out About Affordable Care Act

This past weekend CitySquare joined Friendship West Baptist Church, LULAC and several other organizations in the efforts to reach young people to educate them about the Affordable Care Act. The ACA is heavily dependent upon the enrollment of young people in order to maintain its affordability.

At CitySquare headquarters (CityWalk@Akard, 511 Akard) volunteers went to Klyde Warren Park providing information and bringing many back to CityWalk to provide even more information on President Barack Obama's signature legislation.

What we saw in our efforts is in line with what's happening across the country...."Enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace continued to steadily climb in January, according to data the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released Wednesday. In January, another 89,500 Texans selected a health plan on the insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, the department reported."

""Today's enrollment figures are more proof that Texans are ready and willing to push past the barriers that Gov. Perry has put in the way of the new Health Care law,” Ginny Goldman, executive director of the Texas Organizing Project, which is assisting enrollment efforts across the state, said in a statement."
Left to Right - Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, CitySquare VP of Public Policy, Rev. Gerald Britt, Sect. of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, CitySquare President & CEO, Rev. Larry James

"As of Feb. 1, the total number of Texans who have enrolled in a health plan jumped to 207,500 from 118,000 at the end of 2013. Across the nation, enrollment grew to 3.3 million, a 53 percent increase over enrollment in the previous three months."
"“These encouraging trends show that more Americans are enrolling every day, and finding quality, affordable coverage in the Marketplace,” U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement."

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