The 100 Joins Push to Boost Health Insurance Enrollments Under Obamacare

Group Sponsors Free Workshops Begin Feb. 8 at Bethany Baptist Church; Others Scheduled Feb. 15, Feb. 21


Syracuse, New York (Jan. 21, 2014) — For many, this finding from the Kaiser Family Foundation might seem obvious. The risk of being uninsured is greatest for those with the lowest incomes, especially for the non-elderly. Being uninsured affects access to medical care and financial security. And, according to the foundation, the uninsured are less likely to receive preventive care and are more likely to die in a hospital than those with health insurance. Helping the largest segments of the uninsured – working families and single young adults – obtain affordable health insurance is the primary goal of three free, public workshops, which will be presented beginning Feb. 8, 2014 at Bethany Baptist Church by 100 Black Men of Syracuse, Inc.

The workshops are intended to allow attendees the opportunity to hear local representatives from the health insurance companies participating in NY State of Health, the state’s health insurance marketplace, explain the details and costs for the plans they are offering. Attendees will also be able to question Navigators, the non-profit organizations certified to help the uninsured obtain coverage, and take home information about the benefits available through the federal Affordable Care Act, as well as New York’s expansion of the Medicaid program.

“Our workshops offer the ideal opportunity for fathers and mothers in our community, as well as college-age and other single young adults, to take advantage of the opportunity to protect themselves and their families under the Affordable Care Act,” said Charles Anderson, chairman of the 100′s health and wellness committee and a former Syracuse Common Councilor. “The 100 believes the more our community knows about the act’s tax credits, premium discounts and subsidies that will be explained at the workshops, we all benefit.”

 

Dates/Times

Workshop Locations

Feb. 8, 2014

Bethany Baptist Church

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

149 Beattie Street

Syracuse, NY

Feb. 15, 2014

Hopps Memorial CME Church

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

1110 S. State St.

Syracuse, NY

Feb. 21, 2014

Onondaga Community College

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Whitney Applied Center, Room 101

4585 W. Seneca Turnpike

Syracuse, NY