Precinct News

ACA enrollment at community centers

Navigators will be available Jan. 24-27 at five Precinct One community centers to assist people with enrolling in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The open enrollment deadline is January 31.

Clients must make an appointment in advance by calling 832-393-5427 or going to EnrollGulfCoast.com.

As of January 6, over 1.1 million Texans have enrolled in an ACA health plan, including almost 350,000 in the Houston area. 

Since the implementation of the ACA, the uninsured rate in Texas has steadily declined, from 24.6% in 2010 to 17.1% in 2015.  Millions have obtained insurance and life-saving care.  According to the Congressional Budget Office, if the ACA is repealed, 18 million Americans may lose their health insurance. Premiums in the individual market also could increase between 20 to 25 percent.

The ACA has been a lifeline for millions of Americans, and Commissioner Ellis would like to see it remain so.  It is important to sign up NOW to send a message to Congressional leaders that the law is too important to repeal without a comparable replacement.

Enrollment services will be available in the following Precinct One community centers:

Tom Bass Community Center: 15108 Cullen, Houston, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Tom Bass Community Center: 15108 Cullen, Houston,  Thursday,  Jan. 26, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
  
Finnigan Community Center: 4900 Providence, Houston, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Finnigan Community Center: 4900 Providence, Houston, Friday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
 
Hardy Community Center: 11901 W. Hardy Rd., Houston, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Hardy Community Center: 11901 W. Hardy Rd., Houston, Thursday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
 
El Franco Lee Community Center: 9500 Hall Rd., Houston, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
El Franco Lee Community Center: 9500 Hall Rd., Houston, Thursday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
                                                         
Lincoln Community Center: 979 Grenshaw St., Houston, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Lincoln Community Center: 979 Grenshaw St., Houston, Thursday, Jan. 26, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lincoln Community Center: 979 Grenshaw St., Houston, Friday, Jan. 27, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.