Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette to Hold ACA Enrollment Event on January 24th

Helps Women Across Portland Metro Area Get Covered

PORTLAND – As part of a national effort this month to spotlight the Affordable Care Act’s many benefits for women and encourage eligible women to enroll, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is holding an Open House & Enrollment Fair on January 24th at its Regional Service Center in Portland.

Throughout open enrollment, which ends on February 15, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is helping women in Oregon and Southwest Washington take charge of their health by providing education, resources and in-person assistance to community members to help them get enrolled in insurance plans.

More than 48 million women have already benefited from access to fully covered women’s health services thanks to the Affordable Care Act’s preventive health benefits. One in seven ACA Marketplace enrollees is a women between the ages of 18 and 34, and millions of women now have access to birth control, routine well-woman exams, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and mammograms for women older than 40 without co-pays or other out-of-pocket expenses.

“As the leading women’s health care provider in Oregon and Southwest Washington, we know firsthand how much women benefit from the historic advancements in the Affordable Care Act,” said Stacy M. Cross, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette. “For women, the Affordable Care Act means more affordable health care and greater peace of mind. We are here to help women figure out what to consider in choosing a health insurance plan, how to get help paying for it and how to sign up. If they can’t make it to this month’s event, women can also visit PlannedParenthoodHealthInsuranceFacts.org to learn more about what the law means for them, and schedule an appointment for in-person enrollment assistance.”

The Open House & Enrollment Fair is presented in collaboration with the Oregon Latino Health Coalition, the Coalition of Community Health Clinics and Northwest Family Services. Guest speakers will be Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick and Oregon Latino Health Coalition Executive Director Alberto Moreno. Attendees can make an appointment by calling 503.260.0682 (English) or 503.260.1630 (Spanish).

WHO: Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, Oregon Latino Health Coalition, Coalition of Community Health Clinics and Northwest Family Services

WHAT: Open House & Enrollment Fair

WHEN: 4:30-8:45pm Saturday, January 24 (speakers and refreshments 5:15-6pm)
WHERE: Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette’s Regional Service Center, 3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland

In addition to this month’s enrollment event and Planned Parenthood’s local ACA education activities, the community can also learn about how get covered online at PlannedParenthoodHealthInsuranceFacts.org. The website provides an overview of what the health care law, often referred to as Obamacare, means for women; a glossary of important terms related to the law and health insurance; a calculator that helps visitors get a sense of what kind of financial help they can get; specifics on what to consider as a woman choosing a health insurance plan; and a way to find local, in-person help signing up and to schedule an appointment for assistance.

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