Courtesy of DC Health Link
Courtesy of DC Health Link

With the Jan. 31 enrollment deadline fast approaching, DC Health Link is holding its signature 24-hour enrollment marathon at the landmark Ben’s Chili Bowl, located at 1213 U St. in Northwest.

The event, which begins at noon Saturday and ends at noon Sunday, provides an additional opportunity for uninsured residents to enroll in quality, affordable health insurance.

New this year is the accompanying DC Health Link “radio-thon shout-outs” in which various local radio stations will broadcast live on-site at Ben’s this final weekend before the open enrollment period ends. DC Health Link assisters will be on-hand during the entire 24 hours to provide free enrollment support, with student volunteers from George Washington University helping as well.

DC Health Link will also offer District residents additional free one-on-one enrollment assistance at different locations throughout the city — including at barber shops, churches and schools.

In addition, District lawmakers and government officials, along with community leaders, will be on hand to participate in the “radio-thon shout-outs” to urge residents to enroll in health insurance before the deadline and to remind them that the District of Columbia requires all residents to have health insurance, an exemption, or pay a tax penalty.

Enrollment Events:

Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. – noon
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
1100 Harvard Street NW

Saturday Jan. 25, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
La Clinica Del Pueblo Enrollment Festival
2831 15th Street NW

Saturday Jan. 25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Changing Faces Barber Shop
333 Hawaii Avenue NE

Saturday, Jan. 25, noon – Sunday, Jan. 26, noon
24-Hour Enrollment Marathon and DC Health Link “Radio-thon”
Ben’s Chili Bowl
1213 U Street NW

Saturday, Jan. 25, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Whitman-Walker Health @ LIZ
1377 R Street NW, Suite 200
(Extended Enrollment Assistance Hours)

Sunday, Jan. 26, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
DC Health Link “Faith in Action”
New Morning Star Baptist Church
5016 Sheriff Road NE

WI Guest Author

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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