There are less than two weeks left until the March 31 deadline for Connecticut residents to get covered under the Affordable Care Act.
(New Haven, Conn.) – With less than two weeks left in the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) is emphasizing the importance of getting new health insurance coverage. PPSNE is stepping up its efforts and helping Connecticut residents obtain new health insurance before the March 31, 2014, deadline.
Before the deadline passes, PPSNE certified application specialists will be hosting Affordable Care Act Education & Enrollment Fairs to help residents get covered. Additionally, two dedicated Outreach and Enrollment Specialists are scheduling private appointments with Connecticut residents so they may sign up for new health insurance. PPSNE has held more than a dozen Affordable Care Act Education & Enrollment Fairs throughout Connecticut, spoken to over 1,000 residents about the importance of obtaining health insurance, knocked on hundreds of doors and conducted outreach on local college campuses. The deadline to enroll in new health insurance is Monday, March 31, 2014.
"With the enrollment deadline less than two weeks away, Planned Parenthood is resolute in our efforts to help as many uninsured women and men obtain health insurance as possible," said Judy Tabar President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. "Preventive services are expanded under Obamacare and women can no longer be discriminated against for having a preexisting condition. The new health care law ensures women can take charge of their health and well-being and PPSNE experts are here to make that process easier."
Expanded preventive services include birth control, which is now treated like all other preventive care, meaning it is available without a co-pay. Ninety-nine percent of American women between the ages of 15 and 44 who are sexually active have used birth control at some point, and nearly 60 percent of women who take the birth control pill use it for medical reasons other than contraception, such as treatment for ovarian cysts, hormone replacement after chemotherapy, endometriosis and more. Birth control is just one example of the many benefits provided under the ACA.
PPSNE knows firsthand the importance of preventive health care provided under the ACA; and helping as many of the uninsured Connecticut residents get covered is extremely important.
Therefore, in addition to five certified application counselors, Gabriela Trigueiro, Outreach and Enrollment Specialist at PPSNE, is onboard and dedicated to enrolling uninsured Connecticut residents in new health care plans for individuals and families.
Trigueiro previously served as Program Coordinator with the University of New Mexico and has a degree in Spanish and graduate studies in public policy.
Trigueiro and PPSNE certified application counselors will help people sign up for new health insurance at Planned Parenthood locations.
If you are unable to attend an Affordable Care Act Education & Enrollment Fair, PPSNE Enrollment Specialists can still help residents get covered in-person during scheduled appointments.
To make an appointment to enroll in Obamacare, call the Planned Parenthood Enrollment Specialists at (203) 285-8325.
For more information on PPSNE, call (203) 865-5158 or visit ppsne.org.
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) is one of the region’s largest providers of family planning and reproductive health care services. Since 1923, PPSNE has evolved into an organization with 18 health centers in Connecticut and Rhode Island, delivering care to over 70,000 patients annually, and 90 percent of the services provided are preventive.