Nominate an Affordable Care Act Champion – Deadline February 16

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02/White-House-Nomination-Facebook-295×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”295″ height=”300″ />Has your health center helped enroll children who are now eligible for health coverage, thanks to the Affordable Care Act?

Has your health center held an educational forum or provided information to the community about the new health care reform law?

If you know a health center that has been working to raise awareness about benefits of the Affordable Care Act, consider nominating the health center for the White House Champion of Change program!

This is a great opportunity to promote the work being done at Community Health Centers, but hurry, the deadline to submit nominations is midnight, Thursday, February 16, 2012. Submit your nominations here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/white-house-champions-change-affordable-care-act

From Health & Human Services Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs:

White House Champions of Change: Affordable Care Act 2-Year Anniversary

The White House Champions of Change program highlights the stories and examples of citizens across the country that represents President Obama’s vision of out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building the rest of the world through projects and initiatives that moves their communities forward. Before the Affordable Care Act was passed two years ago, children were refused insurance coverage because of a pre-existing condition and people with chronic conditions ran out of insurance coverage because their expenses hit lifetime limits. Now young adults under the age of 26 can stay on their parent’s coverage. Many Americans, including people on Medicare, can access preventive services for free and insurance companies are being held accountable for spending the majority of premium dollars on care not on advertising and bonuses. This year we are seeking recommendations of individuals and organizations that are educating others about the new health care law to raise awareness about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.

Tell us about an individual or organization who is educating their community about the new health care law and helping people take advantage of the benefits from the law. Use this form to nominate a champion to come to the White House to be honored for his/her work.

Please submit nominations by midnight on February 16th by utilizing this form. If submitting nominations after February 16th for other Champions of Change recognition opportunities, please submit here.

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