Payne Encourages Enrollment in ACA with Six Days Until March 31 Deadline

Mar 26, 2014 Issues: Health Care
Payne Encourages Enrollment in ACA with Six Days Until March 31 Deadline

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) took to the House floor to encourage young people and people in his district to enroll in the Affordable Care Act with just six days left until the March 31 deadline.  WATCH HERE.

Rep. Payne, Jr. said:

“With the deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act approaching, I want to encourage everyone, especially young people and the people in my district to sign up for a health insurance plan.

“For those who think the process is too cumbersome, or that you won’t get an affordable rate, listen to this story from a 29-year-old woman from New Jersey – Fawziah Qadir.

“She said:  ‘My employer agreed to provide $300 a month toward any health plan I could find. Unfortunately, trying to find an affordable insurance plan on my own in New Jersey, where I live was insane. One quote was over $700; others …provided flimsy coverage….’

“Full of frustration, Fawziah’s mother told her about the Health Insurance Marketplace.

“She says that when she logged on, she was surprised to find out how easy it was to enroll.

“Although she doesn’t qualify for financial assistance – with her employer’s contribution – she has a comprehensive plan that costs just $63 a month. 

“That’s less than a cell phone or cable bill – and we are talking about something that it is so much more important – our nation’s health.

“So don’t wait. Go to healthcare.gov, and find a plan that works for you.”

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