Posts from — November 2014

City Council Declares Nov. 19 ‘Healthy Together Day’

November 20, 2014   Comments Off on City Council Declares Nov. 19 ‘Healthy Together Day’

From WESA:

“In a state with such a rich health insurance plan for children, to know that there are kids out there who are not insured is really a shame and something that we can’t stand by and let continue,” said Executive Director of Consumer Health Coalition, Jason Snyder.

The Boyer Family, who worked with the Consumer Health Coalition to get their 2-year-old son Dawson enrolled in a health plan, highlighted the importance of health coverage for children. At one point the family forgot to re-enroll their son in a healthcare plan, and they were faced with a tough decision.

“We were like ‘Should we go to the hospital? Should we not?’ because of the money aspect of it and you should always worry about your kid’s health first and money second, and Healthy Together has allowed us to do that,” said Melanie Boyer.

Read the full article here: http://wesa.fm/post/city-council-declares-nov-19-healthy-together-day

Visit the Healthy Together website here: GetenrolledPGH.com

Health care sign-ups go smoothly in Pittsburgh

November 17, 2014   Comments Off on Health care sign-ups go smoothly in Pittsburgh

From John Yeager in the Trib, after one of our Navigators assisted him with signing up for coverage:

“I couldn’t believe they could be that helpful; it would be a 10 out of 10 for me,” said John Yeager, 62 of North Braddock, after signing up in Turtle Creek. He needed health insurance because he recently qualified for permanent disability after having hip, knee and ankle replacements, which means his job and insurance that comes with it will stop at yearend.

Read the full article here: http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/7149386-74/sign-health-insurance#axzz3JMGjlJxt

 

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

November 17, 2014   Comments Off on Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

From WESA:

Jason Snyder, director of the Consumer Health Coalition, said there is also a concerted effort to insure children in the city. There are an estimated 2,000 uninsured children in the city.

Read more here: http://wesa.fm/post/health-insurance-marketplace-open-enrollment-begin-saturday

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