City departments to provide information to citizens about health coverage available through the Affordable Care Act
Philadelphia, November 26, 2013– Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined by Enroll America Pennsylvania State Director Bill England, and Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity Dr. Donald Schwarz, announced a partnership between the City and Enroll America to provide information to citizens about health coverage options available through the Affordable Care Act. This outreach effort is part of Enroll America’s Get Covered campaign.
“Accurate and easily accessible information is critical to ensuring that uninsured Philadelphians enroll in health care plans under the Affordable Care Act. The City’s partnership with Enroll America is an opportunity to connect people to health coverage they deserve,” said Mayor Nutter. “I want to thank Dr. Schwarz and his team at the Health Department for their efforts and Enroll America for working with us to help Philadelphians access affordable health care.”
The following City departments have partnered with Enroll America:
- Philadelphia City Council;
- Office of Housing and Community Development;
- Department of Records;
- Community Life Improvement Programs;
- Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity;
- Mayor’s Commission on Aging; and
- The Free Library of Philadelphia.
“This visionary partnership with the City of Philadelphia will help thousands of Philadelphians access quality, affordable health insurance,” said Bill England, Pennsylvania State Director, Enroll America. “I commend Mayor Nutter and Dr. Schwarz for their leadership and commitment to the health and well-being of their city. Our new relationship serves as a model to cities nationwide as we continue to expand access to affordable coverage.”
Dr. Donald Schwarz added, “We think that this is incredibly important and beneficial information to get out to the public. We are tremendously pleased that so many City agencies and departments have stepped-up to participate in the effort.”
For more information, log on to www.getcoveredamerica.org.
Enroll America is the nation’s leading health care enrollment coalition, bringing together community and health organizations, businesses and others to inform consumers about the new health coverage options available and how to enroll in them. It is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.