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Congressman Al Green Joins HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a Press Conference on Health Coverage Enrollment Efforts in the Faith-Based Community
(Houston, TX)—On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) joined Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius, Pastor Remus E. Wright, as well as a local enrollee in the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace at the Fountain of Praise Church for a press conference on the health coverage enrollment efforts in the faith community. Congressman Al Green encouraged people to continue signing up for health coverage before the March 31, 2014 deadline and lauded the faith-based community’s efforts to enroll individuals in health coverage. Congressman Al Green’s statement is below:
“I am greatly inspired by the work of the Houston faith-based community in enrolling people in health coverage. When the success story of the Affordable Care Act is written, it will include the efforts of countless individuals and organizations that selflessly sought to improve the health and well-being of their communities. This is why we have enrolled an estimated four million people nationwide.
“Many Houstonians who did not have health insurance because of a pre-existing condition, or because they could not find an affordable plan, are now able to purchase affordable, quality health insurance through the online Marketplaces. Quality health coverage that allows persons under 26 years of age to stay on their parents’ insurance policies and that provides essential preventative care.
“We have achieved progress in expanding health coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, but we must continue to work until we expand health coverage to all.”