An official from the White House traveled to Newark’s North Ward to encourage residents to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Bess Evans, the associate director of Public Engagement for the White House, told more than 100 residents attending an enrollment event at the Vince Lombardi Center to spread the word to their families, friends and neighbors that they have until Feb. 15 to enroll in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace.
At the Jan. 22 event, sponsored by Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr., more than 75 families – aided by bilingual navigators – signed up for health insurance on the spot.
White House Associate Director of Public Engagement Bess Evans (third from left) traveled to Newark to encourage residents to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. From left to right, Councilman-at-large Luis Quintana, Lydia Valencia of the Puerto Rican Congress, Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr., Dennis E. González, executive officer for the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region II flank a health navigator.Read more
Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. is hosting a workshop to help Newark residents learn more about the Affordable Care Act and sign up for health insurance on site.
The workshop is being held Thursday, Jan. 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Vince Lombardi Community Center, 201 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark. Spanish-speaking enrollment counselors will be on hand to help those with limited English-language skills.Read more