A group dedicated to making sure Alabamian residents get the most of the federal Affordable Care Act, called Enroll Alabama, is holding events in Birmingham and around the state to help create an “enroll tide” of new Obamacare sign-ups.
The group is holding not one but two Bham events on Saturday, in the western and eastern parts of the city respectively, as well as one in Selma.
“Starting October 1st, over 300,000 Alabamians will be eligible to enroll in the health insurance marketplace,” reads the group’s Facebook page, founded and run by so-called ACA “navigators” who are authorized under the 2010 federal health care law to contract with governments in order to help boost enrollment among the uninsured by explaining the law and assisting with paperwork.
“People will need help to understand what it all means. That’s why we are here.”
The Birmingham West event is set to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, while the Birmingham East event is slated for the same time frame at the city’s Don Hawkins Recreation Center, at 8920 Roebuck Blvd.
The Selma enrollment-a-thon will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library‘s main library, at 1103 Selma Ave.
Enroll Alabama will also host events throughout the week for those with kids in school or who work on the weekends.
You can catch them in Huntsville on Monday, Muscle Shoals Tuesday, Athens on Thursday, or again in Huntsville on Nov. 14.