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  • Upcoming news conference to promote Open Enrollment period

    Oct 26, 2015 | Read More News
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    logoA lack of health insurance and healthcare literacy is a significant barrier to access adequate healthcare in Pima County. The Pima County Health Department has partnered with dozens of community partners to form the Pima County Enrollment Coalition in a concerted effort to reduce the number of uninsured.  

    Since October 2013, the uninsured rate in Pima County has dropped from 17% to 10% in large part due to the work of Pima County Enrollment Coalition, a group including local hospitals, community health centers, community advocates, volunteers, school districts and non-profit organizations.

    Please join us in front of the historic courthouse at 115 N. Church on Monday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. as our community leaders help the coalition to promote the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment period that begins Nov. 1 and ends Jan. 31, 2016.

    Speakers will include:
    • Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson Mayor
    • Richard Elías, Pima County Supervisor
    • Dr. Francisco García, Pima County Health Department Director
    • Dr. Dan Derksen, University of Arizona Center for Rural Health Director
    • Lea Marquez Peterson, President and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber
    • Dr. Heliodoro Sanchez, Tucson Unified School District Superintendent 

    Arizona has among the lowest health insurance premiums in the country and free, impartial, accurate in-person information and application assistance is available for AHCCCS and Marketplace.

    Free, in-person assistance appointments are available www.coveraz.org/connector or 1-844-790-4946.