Media Contact: Eunicia Baker, MPA - Senior Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
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NORTH MIAMI MAYOR LUCIE M. TONDREAU AND UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, KATHLE

North Miami, FL – 2/14/2014

YOUNG ADULTS ENCOURAGED TO ENROLL IN HEALTHCARE COVERAGE THIS SATURDAY

On Saturday, February 15, 2014, the City of North Miami, under the leadership of Mayor Lucie M. Tondreau, will be joined by United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, to kick-off National Youth Enrollment Day.  The event is part of a larger day of action to promote insurance options available through the Healthcare Marketplace to young adults.   The event will provide assistance to the public in shopping for health care options and enrolling in an insurance plan onsite.  The city of North Miami and the Department of Health and Human Services have partnered with the Young Invincibles and Get Covered America to host this regional education and enrollment event free to the public.  Special guests, Cool & Dre and Irving Thomas, former L.A. Laker basketball player, will also be in attendance.

“We are looking forward to hosting Secretary Sebelius in our City for such an important initiative,” explained Mayor Tondreau. “We have been focused on promoting the Healthcare Marketplace since it opened on October 1st.  As we approach the March 31st deadline, it is crucial to educate and enroll the uninsured in our community. We invite everyone who has not yet signed up to join us this Saturday to learn about your options and enroll.”

Community event details:
National Youth Enrollment Day
Education and Enrollment Fair
Saturday, February 15th, Open to the public from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Joe Celestin Center
1525 NW 135 Street
North Miami, FL 33167

Remarks by Mayor Lucie M. Tondreau and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius:
Saturday, February 15th, 9:30 a.m. (immediately prior to enrollment event)
Joe Celestin Center
1525 NW 135 Street
North Miami, FL 33167

Contact: Fabien Levy, HHS Office of Public Affairs, Fabien.levy@hhs.gov

If you are planning to bring a satellite truck you MUST RSVP in advance to Fabien.Levy@hhs.gov.

Event is open to credentialed members of the media only.National Youth Enrollment Day is a day of action featuring dozens of national, state, and local organizations hosting events to get young people educated about new affordable coverage options and enrolled in health insurance before the March 31st deadline to get covered. The Day is a culmination of a week of action, and also kicks off the final 6 weeks of the open enrollment period.
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