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Congresswoman Clarke Announces an Opportunity to Sign Up for Affordable Health In-surance

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Representative Yvette D. Clarke issued the following statement to announce her forum on the Affordable Care Act, at which participants will have an opportunity to sign up for health insurance with the New York Health Benefit Exchange.

“I want to confirm that residents of New York State will have the opportunity to sign up for affordable health insurance on October 1,” said Representative Clarke. “I ask the people of Brooklyn to ignore the false claims about the Affordable Care Act – this law will finally allow millions of Americans to access health care at a cost their family could afford.”

On October 17, 2013, Representative Clarke will host a meeting at Medgar Evers College, at which participants will have an opportunity to complete the application for health insurance, with the assistance of several organizations (referred to as “navigators”) that have trained staff prepared to answer questions about the choices each person will have.

Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans have visited a primary care provider every year without a co-payment, insurance companies are prohibited from refusing to enroll people who have pre-existing conditions, and young men and women have maintained health insurance under their family’s plan.

The meeting on October 17, 2013, will be held in Founder’s Auditorium, President’s Conference Center at Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please call (718) 287-1142 for information.


U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.