Fifth District to Host ‘Love Your Health’ Valentine’s Day Event

Final Affordable Care Act Healthcare Enrollment Push Before Deadline

(CAMDEN) — Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez and Assemblymen Angel Fuentes and Gilbert “Whip” Wilson are hosting a healthcare enrollment information session on Valentine’s Day, one day before the Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment period ends. The February 14 event will be held at the Camden City Council Chambers from 10 am until 2:30 pm.

“We want to make sure our residents have had every opportunity to learn about the Affordable Care Act and have access to its benefits,” said Senator Cruz-Perez. “What better time to make this commitment to giving yourself a healthy future than on Valentine’s Day? I encourage anyone who has not already enrolled in healthcare to come to this event.”

Mark Bryant, CEO of CAMCare, will deliver remarks, and there will be bilingual navigators on-hand from both CAMCare and the Center For Family Services to help enroll anyone who attends the event. Representatives from the Camden County Board of Freeholders, Camden City, and Senator Robert Menendez, and Congressman Donald Norcross’ offices will also be in attendance.

“Thank you to CAMCare and the Center for Family Services for being so generous with their time to come out and explain the options and help our residents enroll,” Assemblyman Fuentes said. “It is vital that we provide our residents access to the tools that will keep them and their families healthy.”

As of mid-January, 213,000 residents have enrolled for health coverage through healthcare.gov, the portal for coverage through the act. Specialists predict that there will be a surge in applicants as the February 15 deadline approaches.

“It’s not too late to enroll for affordable healthcare coverage that will protect you and your families,” Assemblyman Wilson added. “I encourage everyone who has been waiting until the last minute to come out to our event so they can have their questions answered and get their applications in before the deadline.”

For more information, residents are encouraged to call the Fifth District’s Audubon office at 856-547-4800.