KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The deadline for open enrollment for Affordable Care Act coverage looms ahead and local groups are mobilizing to increase enrollment in their areas. The Health Insurance Marketplace will remain open until February 15.
The Urban League of Greater Kansas City has hosted a series of enrollment events this week throughout the Kansas City area (listed below).
“The Affordable Care Act represents a tremendous opportunity for Kansas City families to improve their health and safety by obtaining affordable health care coverage,” said Gwendolyn Grant, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City. “Kansas Citians must act fast in order to get covered before the upcoming Feb. 15 deadline. We encourage everyone to attend one of the upcoming open enrollment events to get more information about health care coverage.”
The Urban League praised the announcement last week that 198,000 Missourians have enrolled or re-enrolled for health care coverage during the federal marketplaces open enrollment period so far. The organization encourages anyone wanting more details about specific Kansas City enrollment events or information to go to www.coverkc.org
CoverKC.org is maintained by the Mid-America Regional Council with funding from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and the REACH Healthcare Foundation in partnership with the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council.
For statewide information, there is an effort led by Missouri Foundation for Health called Cover Missouri, which provides a website with various information about available coverage. Interested parties can go to http://www.covermissouri.org/ to learn more about the program.
Americans can only buy health insurance through the federal marketplace during the open enrollment period, which is November 15 through February 15. Learn more at www.healthcare.gov.
The details for this week’s remaining open enrollment events hosted by the Urban League are:
Wednesday, Jan. 28
Centerpoint Medical Center
19600 East 39th Street S
Independence, MO 64057
Thursday, Jan. 29
Research Medical Center
2316 E. Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132
Featured image courtesy of Cover Missouri.
Rachael Herndon was the editor at The Missouri Times and also produced This Week in Missouri Politics, published Missouri Times Magazine, and co-hosted the #MoLeg podcast. She joined The Missouri Times in 2014, returning to political reporting after working as a campaign and legislative staffer.
Rachael studied at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She lives in Jefferson City with her husband, Brandon, and their two children.