Yuma Regional Medical Center to host health insurance enrollment event Saturday
Story by 13 On Your Side Newsroom
(13 On Your Side) – As millions of Americans gain health insurance this week
under the Affordable Care Act and many through Medicaid, our local hospital is
making sure no Yuma resident is left behind.
weekend, Yuma Regional Medical Center is hosting a health insurance enrollment
event to make sure you too can enroll in the Arizona Healthcare Cost Containment
System—Arizona's Medicaid program.
of January 1, 2014, applicants are no longer required to have children to be
new study found that people who have Medicaid end up in the emergency room 40
percent more often, as a result of waiting for their condition to worsen before
in most cases, it would be less expensive to seek treatment from a primary care
doctor or urgent care clinic.
spoke to Yuma Regional
CEO Pat Walz, who says he hopes this Saturday's enrollment fair will help
debunk the confusion for Yuma
residents and help them get the healthcare they need before their conditions
you want to attend the health insurance enrollment fair, you can head to the Yuma Regional
have a chance to learn more on Arizona's
Medicaid Program and how you might be able to qualify.
It's kicking off at 8:00 am on Saturday morning at the Yuma Regional
located at 399 West 32nd
Street, and will be going on until 4:00 pm.
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