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ObamaCare Detroit Enrollment Team helps residents sign up

ORGANIZING FOR HEALTHCAREDETROIT — This week, healthcare counselors will be on-site at free ObamaCare Detroit enrollment fairs throughout the city to help residents through the process of signing up for health insurance.  Attendees must bring a current I.D.  The fairs are being held from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the following locations:

Oct. 16: Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers

Oct. 17: Great Faith Ministries International, 10735 Grand River

Oct. 17: Wayne County Community College District Downtown Campus, 801 W. Fort

Oct. 18: Wayne County Community College District Eastern Campus, 5901 Conner

According to the Michigan Household Survey on Health Insurance, 790,000 people in the state do not have health insurance. Detroiters make up a large portion of uninsured residents in Michigan. The top reason Michiganders are without healthcare is because of the inability to afford health insurance rates, according to the survey.

The Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010 to reform the healthcare industry. The goal is to give more Americans access to affordable, quality health insurance and to reduce the growth in health care spending in the U.S.  The legislation places a special emphasis on preventive care, such as mammography, cholesterol screening and vision checks.

Detroit residents can get more information on the ObamaCare enrollment fairs by calling 1.888.796.8508 or visiting www.carefordetroit.com

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