13 Aug Volunteers raise awareness about health care exchange, coverage options under ‘Obamacare’
With just 50 days until Floridians are able to go online and shop for private health insurance under a new federal law, hundreds of volunteers are fanning out across the state to inform people about the law and the coverage opportunities available under it.
Volunteers, who are mobilizing grassroots efforts similar to election campaigns, say they’re finding that people are hungry to hear more.
“There was some expectation that because the issue has a charged political history… that there would be this very large portion of people that wouldn’t want to engage in it and would just slam the door in your face or if you’re at a table, just walk away,” said John Gilbert, national field director of Enroll America, a nonprofit group sponsoring a national marketing campaign of the health care law. “Very, very few people are actually not engaging with us.”