Published: Oct. 22, 2014

MSU HealthTeam partners with Aitch Foundation during Get Covered America campaign

Contact(s): Melissa Jegla MSU HealthTeam office: 517-432-3101

The MSU HealthTeam has partnered with the Aitch Foundation during the national Get Covered America campaign that will help connect more people to health coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

In an effort to get more Michigan residents signed up, the campaign will hold three public health care education and enrollment events during the second open enrollment period beginning November 15.

Get Covered America, or GCA is a national campaign of Enroll America that is focused on educating consumers about the benefits of health insurance coverage and the new health care options that are available.

The first event will be held in East Lansing on December 6 with the MSU HealthTeam. Enroll America will feature in-person assistance for those looking to receive health care coverage and the HealthTeam will provide free health screenings, health coverage literacy training, health and nutrition lessons to attendees.

"MSU HealthTeam is devoted to providing patients with the best care possible and working with them to maintain their health," said Richard Ward, CEO of the MSU HealthTeam. "Health coverage is a critical component of maintaining good health by ensuring the availability of appropriate health care services."

A national survey by GCA showed that in-person enrollment help is critically important in getting consumers signed up for coverage. Consumers who received the personalized assistance were more than twice as likely to enroll.

“The Aitch Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of hidden cancers and the promotion of maintaining good health through routine care,” said Lauren Aitch, founder of the foundation and member of GCA’s Youth Advisory Council. “Now that access to quality health coverage has been expanded to everyone, regardless of medical history or income, we are excited to partner with Get Covered America and the MSU HealthTeam to help Michiganders connect to coverage and care.”