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Marketplace event helps residents enroll for healthcare
Dorie Perez of Floresville works with a certified application counselor to sign up for health insurance during U.S. Rep. Cuellar’s Health Insurance Marketplace Community Workshop.
FLORESVILLE -- The Office of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, hosted a Health Insurance Marketplace Workshop Dec. 5 for residents of Wilson County. The event, held at the Alamo Colleges center in Floresville, provided presentations on the new health insurance marketplace. Participants had the opportunity to enroll in the new health insurance marketplace with assistance provided by local, certified organizations.
“The new health insurance marketplace provides an opportunity for Texans to take personal responsibility for the costs of their health care and gain universal access to quality and affordable health insurance,” Cuellar said. “The district I represent includes some of the counties that have the highest rate of uninsured Americans in the country -- in Wilson County alone, 21 percent of residents do not have health insurance. This is why I have partnered with local agencies and organizations to host a Health Insurance Marketplace Community Workshop in Floresville to raise awareness and educate the public.”
Almost 20 people attended the workshop and all had ample time for one-on-one questions with the various health-care representatives. During the event, the congressman’s staff and representatives from the Atascosa Health Centers helped two residents of Floresville, Kenneth Wiatrek and Dorie Perez, enroll in health-care plans under the exchange.
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