Missouri health advocates push for insurance enrollment
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) _ Health care advocates are making an extra push to get people signed up for insurance through a federal website before a March 31 deadline.
The Cover Missouri Coalition says about 40 enrollment events are planned Saturday around the state, including some featuring live music, free food and advice from tax preparers. Dozens of additional events are planned in the coming days.
The coalition also will be running new online and radio advertisements between now and the end of the month.
People who don’t have insurance by March 31 could face tax penalties under the terms of President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The Missouri Foundation for Health says about 68,000 Missouri residents had enrolled in health plans through the federally run online marketplace as of last month.