Healthcare fairs will help residents sign up for Obamacare

Detroit healthcare fairs October 16-18

Published On: Oct 16 2013 03:11:23 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2013 06:39:13 AM EDT
DETROIT -

Thousands of Detroit residents are expected to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. 

It's estimated that 790,000 people in Michigan have no health coverage according to the Michigan Household Survey on Health Insurance.  A large part of that uninsured population resides in the city of Detroit.

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Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Great Faith Ministries and entrepreneur LaVan Hawkins has organized several healthcare fairs to sign city residents up for Obamacare.

October 16-18, residents can sign up for affordable health insurance at the below sites:

Wednesday, October 16th

Northwest Activity Center

18100 Meyers Road

From 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday, October 17th

Wayne County Community College District Downtown Campus

801 W. Fort Street

9 a.m.- 7 p.m.

 

Thursday, October 17th

Great Faith Ministries International

10735 Grand River Ave.

9 a.m. -7 p.m.

Friday, October 18th

Wayne County Community College

5901 Conner

9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Healthcare counselors will be on-site to walk residents through the process of signing up for health insurance.  The healthcare fairs are free. Attendees are required to bring their I.D.

Open enrollment runs from October 1st- March 31st.