January 1st is right around the corner and Healthy Communities of La Porte County’s Covering Kids and Families Coalition is unveiling their New Year’s Resolution early.
“Our goal is to help as many qualified people as possible enroll in the Affordable Care Act in time to be covered on January 1st,” said Program Director Donnicka Hurt.
In order to accomplish that goal people must be enrolling the Affordable Care Act Marketplace by December 23rd. Healthy Communities of La Porte County is asking our residents to make a New Year’s Resolution to be insured in 2014. Covering Kids and Families will be offering Affordable Care Act Enrollment sessions to help at the following locations:
Michigan City Library, 100 E. 4th St., M.C. 46360 – Tuesday December 10th 3-5pm
Coolspring Library, 7089 W. 400 N. M.C. 46360 – Tuesday December 17th 2-4pm
Each session will start with a 30 minute presentation and Q&A, followed by 1 ½ hour to enroll or schedule an appointment ant one of our many enrollment sites. Covering Kids and Families is also available to enroll qualifying people in Medicaid programs.
“We want to make sure we fit the needs of all of our clients whether they qualify for the ACA or Medicaid, whether they can stay for the whole 2 hours, or need to schedule an appointment for another time,” Hurt added.
Covering Kids and Families Coalition is also offering a January enrollment session for those who cannot make it to the December sessions. People attending the January session will be covered on February 1st and can attend at the following location:
La Porte Library, 904 Indiana Ave. L.P. 46350 – Tuesday January 7th 3-5pm
Covering Kids and Families Coalition can enroll by appointment. To schedule an appointment please call Donnicka Hurt – Program Director Covering Kids and Families Coalition, or Nakia Bonds, Student Enrollment Specialist at 219-809-9094 or visit www.healthycommunitieslpc.org/contact
Healthy Communities of La Porte County’s Covering Kids and Families Coalition’s vision is that all Hoosier children and families have health care coverage, Covering Kids and Families of Indiana actively engages in a CARE model, focusing on: Coalition building among health centers, providers, practitioners, faith-based organizations, schools, state agencies, and funders throughout Indiana; Advocacy to reduce barriers and increase access, availability, and affordability; Resource building among our partners to increase access to health care; and Education that effectively responds to health disparities and positively influences public policy.
Healthy Communities of La Porte County empowers individuals and organizations in the common interest of public health. Our scope of community work includes health insurance coverage, tobacco cessation programs, public health interests, and literacy.