Doctors Hit the Road in FL on “Coverage is Good Medicine” Tour

Remember our widely successful nationwide “Patients Over Politics” Bus Tour of 2012? Well, we’re on the road again — hitting cities across Florida with some of the highest rates of uninsured on a “Coverage is Good Medicine” bus tour to raise awareness for the new health benefits available during the final months of open enrollment.

Join us on February 22 (Tampa and Orlando), March 1 (Jacksonville), or March 5 (Tallahassee)!

Along the way, we will be holding enrollment fairs and partnering with local organizations, elected leaders, and navigators in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Tallahassee to help answer questions about the new health law and get Floridians covered during the final weeks of open enrollment.

Doctors support the Affordable Care Act because we know coverage is good medicine. For millions of Americans who have already signed up, quality, affordable healthcare is now a reality. And it can be a reality for millions more who are eligible but don’t know it yet or about the financial help available.

Here are the Coverage is Good Medicine enrollment tour dates. We need your help making this tour a success by 1) coming to an event to talk with the uninsured and 2) sending uninsured people you know to these events to get covered!

  • Saturday, February 22 (morning): Tampa Enrollment Fair with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Representatives Betty Reed and Janet Cruz.

  • Saturday, February 22 (afternoon): Orlando Enrollment Fair with Planned Parenthood, National Congress for Black Women, City Commissioner Samuel B. Ings and State Representatives Bruce Antone, Joe Saunders and Victor Torres.

  • Saturday, March 1: Jacksonville Enrollment Fair with Rep. Mia Jones and Dr. Vanessa Cullins of Planned Parenthood.

  • Wednesday, March 5: Tallahassee Enrollment Rair on the FAMU campus with Mayor John Marks and Rep. Alan Williams.

We are thrilled to be partnering with Enroll America, Florida CHAIN, Planned Parenthood, MomsRising, National Congress for Black Women, Protect Your Care and Organizing for Action to help get more Floridians enrolled.

Working together we will help save lives and put more Floridians on a path to healthier, a more financially secure future!

See you on the road,

Mona Mangat

P.S. Can’t join us in person? Follow along with us on twitter:  @drsforamerica! And contribute today to help us continue this important outreach all across the country — only 41 more days left until the end of open enrollment

Mona Mangat is Chair of Doctors for America and a Allergist-Immunologist based in St. Petersburg.

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