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Rock Enroll Rally Rolls Through SXSW

by: Chaille Jolink

Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 08:00 AM CDT

State Representative Donna Howard Address Crowd At "Rock Enroll" Rally

Early Thursday afternoon Enroll America's "Countdown to Get Covered" bus tour stopped in Austin for a special SXSW "Rock Enroll" rally to help ensure all Texans are covered by the Affordable Care Act before the enrollment deadline of March 31st.

State Representative Donna Howard along with City Councilmen Mike Martinez and Chris Riley were among the elected officials in attendance. Beth Broderick, actress and founder of Momentum, as well as the President of Enroll America Anne Filipic spoke briefly about how important it is to have heath insurance in your life. Representative Donna Howard also provided important information regarding the deadline, including in particular the benefits for women and women's healthcare.

A group of volunteers attended the rally and after the press conference walked across the river to Auditorium Shores to inform people of the upcoming deadline and enroll people in the new insurance marketplace.

It is important that all Texans sign up for health insurance before the March 31st deadline to avoid the fine. Texans can sign up at Healthcare.gov.

Click below the jump to read more about Enroll America's "Countdown to Get Covered" bus tour.

From Get Covered America:

"AUSTIN, TEXAS - As part of Get Covered America's final month blitz to reach out to uninsured consumers before the March 31 deadline, a 30-passenger "Countdown to Get Covered" bus with Enroll America President Anne Filipic leading up a group of elected officials, faith leaders, community partners, organizers, and volunteers is touring Texas and Ohio over 10 days. The colorful bus will appear at enrollment fairs, canvasses, phone banks, community events and schools, in addition to the SXSW Festival, to rally volunteers and encourage people to enroll in coverage.

After stopping in Austin, the "Countdown to Get Covered" bus tour will travel through Waco, and Dallas, before ending in cities in Ohio, on March 19. View the full Texas itinerary here.

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 available under the Affordable Care Act. With operations in eleven states (AZ, FL, GA, IL, MI, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN 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."

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Is it March 31st? (0.00 / 0)
Every other "deadline" has been pushed back. Could this date be delayed due to abysmal enrollment? If you look at the news and the way the bill has been altered already why would we not think the deadline would not be pushed back?

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It odd that the sanctions on Russia for invading Crimea seem to less than those imposed by the ACA

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