AGH asks the uninsured to sign up
Maryland hospitals are helping the uninsured get covered in March and April
On Thursday, April 1, Atlantic General Hospital is hosting an open enrollment event for uninsured Marylanders to learn more about health coverage options and help them fill out the forms.
Atlantic General joins other hospitals in this statewide initiative, coordinated by the Maryland Hospital Association, which is designed to get more Marylanders access to care.
“While our politicians in Washington are trying to restructure healthcare to provide coverage for more people, many are not taking advantage of existing healthcare benefits that they may be eligible for now,” said Michael Franklin, president and CEO of Atlantic General. “Part of our responsibility is to educate our community on the services and benefits available to them.”
Nearly 800,000 people in Maryland are not insured. Due to the Working Families and Small Business Health Care Coverage Act of 2007, more than 52,000 Marylanders are now insured.
“Marylanders with no health coverage still get sick, still have accidents, and still need care,” said MHA President and CEO Carmela Coyle. “Emergency departments are there to help, but we all know that’s not the best way to get people the right primary care they need, the chronic care they need, and get it at the right time and in the right setting.”
The open enrollment event at Atlantic General is being held in the main lobby of the hospital from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, please contact 410-629-6029.
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