Federal, local leaders launch ACA statewide campaign - Tucson News Now

Federal, local leaders launch ACA statewide campaign

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began back on Oct. 1. Today at Pima Community College East Campus, near Harrison and Irvington, federal and local leaders met to launch an education campaign on ACA.

The campaign is to educate college students and young adults. It's being done to give these folks the facts about the program, such as open enrollment for ACA, which is from Oct. 1 to March 31. Another one, is if you sign up by December 15, coverage can be started as early as Jan. 1.

Arizona PIRG Executive Director Diane E. Brown said, "Many young adults do not have health insurance or may lose their current coverage in the near future." The group that spoke at today's press conference hopes they can educate the public about the options.

One of several speakers today, Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Herb Schultz. "It's important to have health care insurance and look at all of these options that you can get for well under $100 less than the cost of a cell phone bill," said Schultz. The regional director even teamed up with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and PCC Chancellor Lee Lambert to make an online video giving information on ACA.

The group is hoping that this campaign will help students and young adults understand their coverage options when it come to health care insurance.

For more information on ACA and to see the video check out the links below.

https://www.healthcare.gov/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5JS181ACYk&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLLUk5sTR9QT20NAwytH2rdSCAYpQw5WNw

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