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El Pasoans pack area venues to sign up for health insurance days before deadline

By: Gina Benitez
EL PASO, Texas -- El Pasoans packed area venues Friday to enroll in health insurance days before the looming deadline, yet some experts say the Hispanic enrollment rate is very low.

"I called a couple of people and I checked stuff online and I just didn't feel satisfied. Plus, I like face-to-face contact," said Ivonne Badillo, an El Pasoan looking to enroll in health care.

Badillo is one of hundreds who passed through the county coliseum Friday looking to enroll.

"My biggest concern since I'll be transferring to NMSU is if I need to get a short-term plan since I'll pretty much have student health care," Badillo said.

Hispanics make up about one-third of the country's uninsured.

Though the Obama administration maintains it doesn't keep the statistics on the races and ethnicities of those signing up, some surveys show Latino enrollment rates are low.

"I used to have health insurance but it got too expensive so that's why I had to get rid of it," said Jesus Balandran, another El Pasoan looking to enroll.

Some experts believe there are certain factors that contribute to this.

One reason is because of technical difficulties that plagued the government's Spanish-language enrollment site.

Some people also believe that if they apply for health care, they'll get some unwanted attention from immigration officials.

"If you are undocumented, you don't qualify for coverage in the marketplace. However, if you are part of a mixed-status family, those members of the family who are here legally are eligible for coverage. You can put in that information and it won't be reported and it's not going to jeopardize your status," said Mimi Garcia, state director of Enroll America.

To sign up online, consumers can visit www.HealthCare.gov or www.CuidadoDeSalud.gov.

You can also call 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (TTY: 1-855-889-4325)

Or you can attend one of these remaining enrollment events (check www.enrollelpaso.org for a list of necessary documents to bring to enrollment events): 

 

El Paso County Coliseum

4100 E Paisano Drive El Paso, TX 79905

Enroll El Paso Enrollment Event

Friday, March 28, 2014 9 AM - 3 PM

* This event may close earlier if we reach capacity. Therefore, Enroll El Paso advises you to arrive early with all your paperwork. You may also enroll yourself online by visiting www.healthcare.gov

 

St. Patrick Catholic Church

7065 2nd Street, Canutillo, TX 79835

Enroll El Paso Enrollment Event

Saturday, March 29, 2014 11 AM - 4 PM

 

Naftzger Central Clinic / Project Vida

3612 Pera El Paso, TX 79905

Enrollment Center

Thursday, March 27, 2014 8 AM - 5 PM

Friday, March 28, 2014 8 AM - 5 PM

Monday, March 31, 2014 8 AM - 5 PM

915-533-7057 Ext 216 or 233

 

St. Pius Catholic Church

1050 N Clark Dr., El Paso, TX 79905

Enroll El Paso Enrollment Event

Thursday, March 27, 2014 Noon - 7 PM

 

Opportunity Center / San Vicente

1208 Myrtle Avenue El Paso, TX 799901

Enrollment Center

Friday, March 28, 2014 7 AM - 3:30 PM

915-351-8972


Memorial Park Library

3200 Copper, El Paso, TX 79930

Enroll El Paso / Cognosante Enrollment Event

Monday, March 31, 2014 10 AM - 5 PM

 

Project Amistad

1359 Lomaland El Paso, TX 79935

Enrollment Center

Thursday, March 27, 2014 8 AM - 6 PM

Friday, March 28, 2014 8 AM - 6 PM

Saturday, March 29, 2014 9 AM - Noon

915-298-6997

 

Cognosante Enrollment Event

Thursday, March 27, 2014 10 AM - 5:30 PM

Friday, March 28, 2014 1 PM - 5 PM

Saturday, March 29, 2014 10 AM - 2 PM

 

Judge Edward Marquez Public Library

610 N. Yarbrough, El Paso, TX 79915

Enroll El Paso Enrollment Event

Saturday, March 29, 2014 1 PM - 4 PM

 

Cognosante Enrollment Event

Thursday, March 27, 2014 10 AM - 5:30 PM

Friday, March 28, 2014 1 PM - 5 PM

Saturday, March 29, 2014 10 AM - 2 PM

 

UMC Ysleta

300 S. Zaragoza, El Paso, TX 79907

Cognosante Enrollment Event

Friday, March 28, 2014 Noon - 5 PM

 

Ysleta Public Library

9321 Alameda, El Paso, TX 79907

Enroll El Paso Enrollment Event

Monday, March 31, 2014 10 AM - 4 PM

 

San Juan Diego Catholic Church

14520 E. Montana, El Paso, TX 79938

Enroll El Paso Enrollment Event

Saturday, March 29, 2014 8:30 AM - 2 PM

 

Richard Burges Library

9600 Dyer, El Paso, TX 79924

Cognosante Enrollment Event

Thursday, March 27, 2014 10 AM - 5:30 PM

Friday, March 28, 2014 1 PM - 5 PM

Saturday, March 29, 2014 10 AM - 2 PM

 

Dorris Van Doren Public Library

551 Redd Rd., El Paso, TX 79912

Enroll El Paso Enrollment Event

Thursday, March 27, 2014 10 AM - 6 PM

 

Sparks Clinic

106 Peyton Rd., El Paso, TX 79928

Cognosante Enrollment Event

Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:30 AM - 4 PM

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