Organizers to honor MLK Jr. by hosting insurance workshops

Event part of statewide weekend of action to inform consumers of help available to find health insurance

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CHICAGO, IL - This weekend the Get Covered America Campaign will be holding events across the state to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of activism on the issue of healthcare. Organizers will be in their communities informing consumers of their options on the health insurance Marketplace and helping to fight what King considered one of the most shocking forms of injustice: healthcare inequality.  

In Chicago, the Get Covered America Campaign will host health insurance enrollment workshops on Sunday, January 19 and Monday, January 20 to provide information and in-person assistance to the community regarding the Affordable Care Act. In-person assisters will answer questions about the new way of finding quality, affordable health care through the health insurance Marketplace. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans who are uninsured and eligible for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace can find a plan that costs them $100 or less per month.  

The event is part of a statewide weekend of action that includes enrollment workshops and information sessions to help Illinoisans get the information they need to get covered.

"Tens of thousands of Illinoisans now have affordable health coverage, but our work is far from over. This weekend, the Get Covered America campaign will honor Dr. King's legacy by empowering consumers to take action and sign-up," said State Director David Elin. "Many consumers are still unaware that financial help is available. That's why our staff and dedicated volunteers are hosting enrollment workshops and attending community events all over the state. We're letting people know that financial help is here and now is the time to get covered."

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 options 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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What:   Enrollment Workshop at West Cook YMCA

Where: West Cook YMCA
255 S. Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302  

When:  Sunday, January 19
12 pm - 3 pm

Who:   Get Covered America

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