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APHA members are encouraged to take part in Cover the Uninsured Week by holding town halls, health fairs or enrollment events and posting their activities in the online calendar.
Since last April when the bill was signed into law, 110,000 more Massachusetts residents have health insurance, including many enrolled last week during community outreach events held during Cover the Uninsured Week. That means 110,000 more people can rest assured knowing they have taken the necessary steps to make their health a top priority.
During Cover the Uninsured Week, communities throughout the country are uniting to sponsor events that highlight these and other important health care issues.
This year, Cover the Uninsured Week comes at a critical moment in the health coverage debate.
During Cover the Uninsured Week, people made a difference in their community by planning events such as:
"There are more uninsured people, the labor market has not improved as hoped, and health costs are still climbing quickly The more than 2 million new uninsured [2003 figures] is the largest increase in a decade." The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides the seed money for the initial Cover the Uninsured Week's organizing.
The group pledged support for Cover the Uninsured Week 2004, which promised to be the largest mobilization effort in history around this issue.
Everett Koop to sponsor Cover the Uninsured Week, May 10-16.
* Observe and participate in Cover the Uninsured Week, May 10-16, 2004.
The second nationwide Cover the Uninsured Week will feature more than 1,000 events held in communities across the country, including health and enrollment fairs for uninsured people and health coverage seminars for small businesses.
According to the organizers of Cover the Uninsured Week, more than 41 million Americans lack health insurance, and medical research shows that the uninsured often delay medical treatment and preventive screenings because they can't afford them.
This week has been designated Cover the Uninsured Week. Beginning today, forums will be held all over the United States to discuss the crisis in American health care funding.