Be a #HealthcareHero for Open Enrollment!
It’s time to use our outside voices for health care!
Healthcare.gov is open for business now through December 15th. With only 10 days left during open enrollment, time is short and we need YOU to be a #HealthcareHero by helping us spread the word!
We need your voice! While the marketplaces are stable, enrollment is down 11% so far. Considering President Trump cut the marketing budget for open enrollment by 90% this comes as no surprise—which is why we are looking for YOU to be a #HealthcareHero and help people learn about their health care coverage options on www.healthcare.gov!
Since President Trump has gutted funding for outreach efforts, it’s up to us to help get the word out. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that a majority of those most affected by open enrollment are unaware of the current open enrollment deadlines. We’ve created a handy bilingual Open Enrollment toolkit that you can use to spread the word about open enrollment and be a #HealthcareHero.
What’s happening? The Trump Administration’s attempts to undermine the Affordable Care Act have left millions of Americans confused about whether or not they can, or even should, sign up for health care coverage. A lot of uninsured people won’t know that they have coverage options if we don’t spread the word.
If we #KeepMarching for health care, even small gestures will help to increase awareness. With a quick share on your Facebook page or a simple Tweet, you might be the person responsible for helping your high-school friend, old roommate, or second cousin get the health care coverage they desperately need for their family! Our toolkit is bilingual, too, so you can share info in both English and Spanish!
We’ve made speaking out easy! The toolkit includes a flier you can print and post around town, as well as, sample social media posts and graphics. Don't worry: MomsRising will give you all the information you need to be a #HealthcareHero. Studies show that family (moms!) and friends are among the most trusted sources for information—and that people trust moms as much as doctors, for information about health coverage options. So, your voice matters!