KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Family Health Center is continuing its push to enroll all Kalamazoo County residents in newly available health coverage.
The organization says 28,000 people in Kalamazoo County lack health insurance; nearly half of them live in the city of Kalamazoo.
“There are 12,500 people in the city of Kalamazoo who don’t have health insurance. They’re just one illness or accident away from financial ruin. That’s unacceptable. So we’re doing our part by helping them enroll in coverage under the Affordable Care Act or the Medicaid expansion known as Healthy Michigan,” said Denise Crawford, CEO of Family Health Center.
FHC has been holding weekly healthcare enrollment events throughout the area since late last year. The health clinic is also circulating flyers to help inform residents. Since its campaign began, FHC says it has helped more than 1,000 people access coverage options through the Health Insurance Marketplace.