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Today, the Get Covered America campaign launched the “Pray for Pennsylvania” faith steering committee, which features faith leaders from across the state coming together to help Pennsylvania’s 1.3 million uninsured find affordable coverage in the new Health Insurance Marketplace. “Pray for Pennsylvania” is the first committee of its kind for Get Covered America in Pennsylvania, and the group will focus on coordinating across faiths to ensure that every uninsured Pennsylvanians can access quality care that fits their needs and their budget.
“The faith community plays a key role in the lives of so many Pennsylvanians,” said Bill England, Pennsylvania State Director for the Get Covered America campaign. “’Pray for Pennsylvania’ represents a more focused effort by Get Covered America to engage with faith leaders to meet our mutual goals of social responsibility and health. Across the state, faith leaders are pillars in their communities and they will be critical in spreading the word about the Affordable Care Act.”
Get Covered America announced the new committee on a statewide telephone conference call with members, where they discussed ongoing outreach and engagement efforts to uninsured in their communities. Members of the “Pray for Pennsylvania” Faith Steering Committee, include:
• Reverend Fred White, Kingdom Life Fellowship in Pittsburgh
• Pastor David Mcilwaine, Holy Trinity Baptist Church in Philadelphia
• Pastor Natalie Mitchem, Cavalry Church in Philadelphia
• Rabbi Ron Symons, Temple Sinai in Pittsburgh
• Reverend Sally Jo Snyder, United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh
Info on the organization:
Get Covered America is a national campaign of Enroll America that is focused on educating consumers about the benefits of health coverage and the new health insurance options that are available under the Affordable Care Act. With operations in ten states (AZ, FL, GA, IL, MI, NC, NJ, OH, PA, and TX), our grassroots team is powered by passionate staff and volunteers with one motivating goal: to give Americans the information they need to choose an affordable health insurance plan that’s right for them and their families.
Enroll America is the nation's leading health care enrollment coalition, bringing together community and health organizations, businesses and others to inform consumers about the new health coverage options available and how to enroll in them. It is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.