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Talk of Repeal Does Not Dampen ACA Outreach to District Residents

Friday, January 27, 2017
Councilmember Brandon Todd and other city leaders to join 24-hour-plus enrollment marathon relay efforts and door-to-door campaign during busy last weekend of Open Enrollment

WHAT:

On the final weekend before the January 31st enrollment deadline, DC Health Link will crisscross DC to make sure residents in high uninsured areas have the opportunity to enroll in quality, affordable health insurance. DC Health Link is holding a 24-Hour Plus Enrollment Marathon Relay and partnering with local businesses, city leaders, and civic groups to offer District residents FREE one-on-one enrollment help for over 24 hours at different locations throughout the District to help residents get covered before the Open Enrollment Period ends. DC Health Link assisters will be available around the clock “passing the DC Health Link Enrollment Torch” from one enrollment site to the next – all day and all night into the Sunday afternoon!

But, DC Health Link isn’t stopping there!

DC Health Link representatives and staff along with District Councilmember Brandon Todd (Ward 4), community advocates, and local volunteers will be going door-to-door in neighborhoods with higher uninsured populations for direct outreach. DC Health Link representatives and staff along with local leaders, community advocates, and volunteers will canvass Wards 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 to educate residents in about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health insurance options through DC Health Link, the District’s online health insurance marketplace.

WHEN/WHERE:

Saturday, January 28, 2017 – Sunday, January 29, 2017 24-Hour-Plus Enrollment Marathon Relay

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Kick-off Ceremony 10:00am – 11:30am
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
(One Touch Enrollment Center—Enrollment from 9:00am – 12:00pm)
1100 Harvard Street, NW
Note: District Councilmember Brandon Todd will be participating in the kick-off ceremony

11:30am – 12:30pm
La Clinica Del Pueblo
2831 15th Street, NW

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Whitman-Walker Health
1701 14th Street, NW (Enrollment available from 12:30pm – 4:00pm)

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Midtown Barbershop
120 Kennedy Street, NW

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Mary’s Center
3912 Georgia Avenue, NW (Enrollment available from 3:00pm – 7:00pm)

6:00pm – 9:00pm
Smith Commons Bar and Lounge
1245 H Street, NE

9:00pm – 12:00am
Denny’s Restaurant
4445 Benning Road, NE
Sunday, January 29, 2017

12:00am – 4:00am
Ben’s Chili Bowl
1213 U Street, NW 9:00am – 1:00pm Our Lady Queen of the Americas 2200 California Street, NW 9:30am – 1:30pm Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
4611 Sheriff Road, NE 10:00am – 1:00pm
Israel Baptist Church
1251 Saratoga Avenue, NE

1:30pm – 4:00pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW

Door-to-Door Canvassing: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Ward 7/8 Canvass, 11:30am - 3:00pm
Staging Site: 2765 MLK Avenue, SE

Ward 4 Canvass, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Staging Site: Culture Coffee, 709 Kennedy Street, NW

Ward 6 Canvass, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Staging Site: Harris Teeter, 1350 Potomac Avenue, SE

Ward 5 Canvass, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Staging Site: Corner of Saratoga Avenue and Monroe Street, NE

BACKGROUND:

The Affordable Care Act provides individuals, families, and small businesses in the District of Columbia with affordable options for quality health insurance. DC Health Link is the District’s online health insurance marketplace which allows visitors to shop, compare, and enroll in coverage that fits their needs and budgets.
Open Enrollment for individuals and families began November 1, 2016 and ends January 31, 2017. There are 20 private health insurance options (including 2 catastrophic plans) from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente for individuals and families. Eligible District residents can enroll in a health insurance plan online through DCHealthLink.com or by calling (855) 532-LINK [5465]. Small businesses—as well as individuals and families eligible for Medicaid—can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.