Public Service Press Conference:
Free Health Care Literacy & Enrollment Resources from Local Organizations
November 01, 2015 began a new enrollment period for Affordable Care Act health insurance. The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently reported that Georgia has the 4th-highest uninsured rate since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, and nearly 16% of Georgians are still without health insurance.
Many people are not aware of how having a health insurance plan is useful to them or how to use their current health care coverage without unexpected costs. Free resources from local organizations are available to educate Georgians on their healthcare coverage options and show them how to utilize the benefits from their current health care plans.
WHO: City of Atlanta, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King Sr. Community Resources Collaborative, Enroll America, Feminist Women’s Health Center, Georgians for a Healthy Future, Center for Black Women’s Wellness Inc., Center for Pan Asian Community Services and others.
WHAT: Free Health Care Literacy & Enrollment Resources from Local Community Organizations
WHERE: Martin Luther King Sr. Community Resources Complex, 101 Jackson St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Free Parking is reserved for Media in back parking lot behind Complex. Enter Complex at Front Door on Jackson St.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 (starts promptly at 10 a.m. EST)
10:00 - 10:16 - Opening Comments by Ebenezer Baptist Church & City of Atlanta
10:17 - 10:39 – Healthcare Agency Briefs (3-4 minutes each)
10:40 - 10:49 – Testimonials from Community Members (3 total)
10:50 - 11:00 – Media Q&A Session
11:00 – Media Interviews with Participants & Photo Sessions
NOTABLE ATTENDEES (available for interviews):
● Dr. Raphael Warnock, Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church
● Yvonne Cower Yancy, SPHR, Commissioner of Human Resources, City of Atlanta, Georgia