Big Health Care Fair in Westchester: “Bringing Healthy Back”


TODAY: WCC Single Stop and Young Invincibles Kick Off National Youth Enrollment Day 2015 With Big Event, “Bringing Healthy Back”

Media Invited, January 29, 2015, 11am- 2pm

Contact: sarah.lovenheim@younginvincibles.org, Communications Director

Valhalla, NY- Westchester Community College’s (WCC’s) Single Stop and Young Invincibles, a millennial think tank and advocacy group, are celebrating the 2015 spring semester with a grand celebration called National Youth Enrollment Day 2015, Bringing Healthy Back! The objective of the event is to encourage students to sign up for health insurance ahead of the February 15 Open Enrollment deadline and take the first step in a journey towards total health. The goal is to get students healthy—financially, physically, emotionally and mentally.

At the National Youth Enrollment Day 2015, Bringing Healthy Back! event, students can enroll in new affordable health insurance plans through the NY State of Health Marketplace, meet with a nutritionist, or a health and wellness coach. The event will include FREE healthy snacks, giveaways, prize drawings, and fitness for WCC students. Single Stop partners, such as Young Invincibles, will be on hand throughout the event to provide one-on-one consultations about their health plan options. Young Invincibles’ Navigators will also be available to help people understand their options and enroll in insurance. Representatives from local financial firms will also be on site to provide students with information on banking and credit management.

About Single Stop
Single Stop USA is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals achieve financial self-sufficiency and economic mobility. WCC partnered with Single Stop in 2012 and is located in the Gateway Center, rooms G134 and G136 on the Valhalla campus. Single Stop bridges education with FREE funding streams, including: financial advisement, health insurance enrollment, supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), unemployment benefits, child care assistance, legal services and tax filing/preparation. Single Stop helps to provide a bridge of stability for students and their families while educational goals are pursued.

About Young Invincibles
Young Invincibles is a national non-profit that began in 2009, out of the recognition that young people’s voices were not being heard in the debate over health care reform. A group of Georgetown law students turned their ideas to engage 18 to 34 year-olds in top policy questions into a nationwide conversation that gave Young Invincibles its start. Today, Young Invincibles continues to work to elevate the voices of young Americans in major policy debates surrounding three key issues: health care, jobs and higher education. Young Invincibles provides policy analysis, shares stories with lawmakers and media, and drives campaigns to inform and mobilize Millennials to change the status quo. It is also part of the Community Service Society of New York’s Navigator Network, providing free in-person health insurance enrollment assistance in New York State.

For more information on WCC Single Stop, call 914-606-6725 or Young Invincibles at 914-458-2294.

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Young Invincibles, United Way, & Cognosante to Host Health Care Education & Enrollment Party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Mark National Youth Enrollment Day

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:

January 29, 2015

CONTACTS:

Colin Seeberger, colin.seeberger@younginvincibles.org, 214.223.2913

Young Invincibles, United Way, & Cognosante to Host Health Care Education & Enrollment Party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Mark National Youth Enrollment Day

More Than 200 Events Across the Country Will Encourage Millennials to Sign Up for Health Care Coverage This Week

[CLEVELAND]–On Thursday, January 29, 2015, Young Invincibles, United Way of Greater Cleveland, and Cognosante will host a health care education and enrollment party to educate uninsured Millennials about new low-cost health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act.

Roughly 1 in 5 young adults aged 18 to 34 still lack health insurance. National Youth Enrollment Day is an annual day of action featuring dozens of national, state, and local organizations hosting events to educate Millennials about their new low-cost health insurance options and help them get enrolled. This second annual day of action comes before the last day of Open Enrollment on February 15, 2015.

WHAT: Health care education and enrollment party for Millennials

WHO: Young Invincibles, United Way of Greater Cleveland, and Cognosante

WHERE: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1100 East 9th Street Cleveland, OH 44114)

WHEN: January 29, 2015 from 11am-4pm

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Young Invincibles & Connect for Health Colorado to Host Health Care Happy Hour and Trivia Event to Mark National Youth Enrollment Day

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:

January 29, 2015

CONTACTS:

Colin Seeberger, colin.seeberger@younginvincibles.org, 214.223.2913

Young Invincibles & Connect for Health Colorado to Host Health Care Happy Hour and Trivia Event to Mark National Youth Enrollment Day

More Than 200 Events Across the Country Will Encourage Millennials to Sign Up for Health Care Coverage This Week

[HOUSTON]–On Thursday, January 29, 2015, Young Invincibles, Connect for Health Colorado, and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative will host a health care happy hour and trivia event to educate uninsured Millennials about new low-cost health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act.

Roughly 1 in 5 Americans aged 18 to 34 still lack health insurance. National Youth Enrollment Day is an annual day of action featuring dozens of national, state, and local organizations hosting events to educate Millennials about their new low-cost health insurance options and help them get enrolled. This second annual day of action comes before the last day of Open Enrollment on February 15, 2015.

WHAT: Happy Hour & Trivia Night

WHO: Young Invincibles, Connect for Health Colorado, and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative

WHERE: Three Lions Pub (2239 East Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80206)

WHEN: January 29, 2015 from 4-6pm

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Surgeon General, Young Invincibles & Enroll America To Discuss Millennial Enrollment Efforts Ahead Of National Youth Enrollment Day



Approximately 200 Events Across The Country Will Encourage Millennials To Sign Up For Health Care Coverage This Week

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:
January 27, 2015

CONTACTS:
Sarah Lovenheim, sarah.lovenheim@younginvincibles.org585.746.8281;
Colin Seeberger, colin.seeberger@younginvincibles.org214.223.2913;
Justin Nisly, jnisly@enrollamerica.org202.601.2494

[WASHINGTON] – On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, Young Invincibles, Enroll America and a young newly insured Millennial will host a conference call to discuss grassroots efforts to enroll Millennials nationwide around National Youth Enrollment Day, the biggest annual day of Millennial enrollment outreach across the country.

Please RSVP here to join us for tomorrow’s call.

Tuesday, January 27

WHAT: Conference call to discuss upcoming enrollment efforts tied to National Youth Enrollment Day

WHO: U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, Executive Director of Young Invincibles Jen Mishory, President of Enroll America Anne Filipic and a young person who recently benefited from a new low-cost plan.

TIME: 2:30 pm ET

RSVP: Please reply here to join us on tomorrow’s call!

Following the call, approximately 200 young adult-focused health care fairs will take place across the country, along with a coordinated social media effort to provide young people with the facts and tools they need to get covered this enrollment season.

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Young Invincibles To Host Millennial-Focused Health Fairs Across Chicago In Lead Up To National Youth Enrollment Day



Approximately 200 Events Across The Country Will Encourage Millennials To Sign Up For Health Care Coverage This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 26, 2015

CONTACT:
Sarah Lovenheim, sarah.lovenheim@younginvincibles.org, 585.746.8281

[Chicago] – On Thursday, January 29, Young Invincibles and other leading community organizations will team up to hold health care fairs in Chicago in the lead up to National Youth Enrollment Day – the biggest day of action across the country to enroll Millennials in the Health Insurance Marketplace this enrollment season.

During this week’s blitz, there will be three key health and enrollment events aimed at engaging young adults across Illinois (details below). In addition to attending any events, please RSVP at media@younginvincibles.org to join us for a call with the Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, at 2:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 27, to learn about enrollment and outreach efforts and results this season.

“Millennials end up in the emergency room more than any other age group, except the elderly. With so many young people qualifying for discounted health plans that cost less than the price of a typical cell phone bill, it’s essential that we give our peers every opportunity possible to get covered in these final weeks of Open Enrollment,” said Eve Rips, Midwest director of Young Invincibles.

TOP THREE CHICAGO EVENTS THIS WEEK –

Tuesday, January 27
WHAT: YI visits a brewery to share enrollment information & schedule appointments
WHERE: Revolution Brewery, 2323 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago.
TIME: 6-9 p.m.

Wednesday, January 28
WHAT: Bar Night With Millennials; YI share enrollment information at an Open Mic night
WHERE: Cole’s Bar, 2338 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago.
TIME: 8-10:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 29
WHAT: A press conference featuring YI’s Midwest Direcctor Eve Rips, two representatives from Get Covered Illinois, plus three young people who will discuss how health coverage has changed their life. On-site enrollment opportunities will follow.
WHERE: Safe Haven Foundation, 2750 Roosevelt Road, Chicago
TIME: 10-10:30 a.m. press conference; 10:30 a.m.-noon enrollment

Last year’s Open Enrollment season showed that young Americans wait until late into the Enrollment season to get covered – nearly 52% of young adults enrolled during the final month last year – and so if the enrollment pattern from last year continues, enrollment efforts for young adults will surge from now until February 15, the deadline to choose a new plan this season.

Please be in touch with any questions.

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Young Invincibles Cheers Millennial-Supported Policy Proposals Expected to be Announced During the President’s State of the Union Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 20, 2015
 
Contacts: 
 
Young Invincibles Cheers Millennial-Supported Policy Proposals Expected to be Announced During the President’s State of the Union Address
 
Ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight, please consider Young Invincibles’ positions on the following Millennial-focused   policy issues that we anticipate could come up:  
College Affordability
 
Free Community College Tuition: With tuition costs soaring and more than $1.2 trillion in student loan debt piling high, this proposal would be a big win for our generation. Community colleges serve a wide range of students and play a vital role in our higher education system. President Obama’s plan will make community college more affordable, prepare more of our young people to enter the workforce, and begin to bend the arc on America’s student loan debt surge.
 
Higher Education Tax Credits: We support the President’s plan to simplify the maze of higher education tax credits and deductions, which presents a real positive opportunity for students. Students and families have struggled to find the right benefits for them and in many cases, missed critical support as a result. Moving forward, however, we hope to preserve tax relief for future low and middle-income student loan borrowers as well, and to build on this tax package by boosting direct support for the Pell grant, which is covering fewer college costs than ever before.
Making Repayment More Manageable for Struggling Student Loan Borrowers: With 40 million Americans being saddled with about $1.2 trillion in federal student loan debt, we must do more to help struggling student loan borrowers repay their loans. By expanding the income-based repayment plan Pay As You Earn – as the White House has proposed – we can help more borrowers keep more of their earnings while meeting their obligations.
 
Jobs Initiatives
 
With young adult unemployment rates hovering around 40 percent higher than the national average and a divided government, we must move swiftly on commonsense proposals, such as the LEAP Act, which has bipartisan support, and is sponsored by Senators Booker and Scott. The LEAP Act would incentivize employers to hire young, registered apprenticeships in exchange for tax credits. These registered apprenticeship programs have a proven track record and would help connect more young people to the workforce.
 
Please be in touch if you would like to speak with one of our policy experts ahead of the State of the Union or afterward.
 
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Young Invincibles & Enroll Gulf Coast Collaborative Join Dozens of Organizations Across the Country In Hosting Events In the Lead Up to National Youth Enrollment Day

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:
January 24, 2015

CONTACTS:
Sarah Lovenheim, sarah.lovenheim@younginvincibles.org585.746.8281
Colin Seeberger, colin.seeberger@younginvincibles.org, 214.223.2913

[HOUSTON]–On Saturday, January 24, 2015, Enroll Gulf Coast Collaborative, Young Invincibles, and Get Covered America will host a Countdown to National Youth Enrollment Day Kick-Off party at Discovery Green to educate uninsured young adults about their new low-cost health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act.

Despite the fact that more than 220,000 Texans enrolled in private health insurance plans during the first Open Enrollment period, more than 1 in 3 young Texans still lack health insurance. National Youth Enrollment Day is an annual day of action featuring dozens of national, state, and local organizations hosting events to educate young people about their new low-cost health insurance options and help them get enrolled. This second annual day of action comes before the last day of Open Enrollment on February 15, 2015.

WHAT: Rock Enroll Houston- Get Ready To Rock (Enroll): Countdown to National Youth Enrollment Day Kick-Off Party. *The event will include fun workouts, live music, giveaways and food trucks!

WHO:

  • Special Guests: The Honorable Marty  McVey,  President   Obama’s   appointed Director of the USAID; The Tox Doc, Dr. Noreen  Khan-Mayberry, Chief Toxicologist, Author & Speaker, NKM Environmental Health Sciences, as featured on TV & radio; Rep. Gene Green (TX-29)
  • Musical Guests: DJ Kitty; Brianna Burns & Jessie McDaniel Ft Justin Brown from Workshop Houston; Rocko Stedy; Gary Mayes & Nu Era; Sugar Joiko; Soilborn

WHERE: Discovery Green, Anheuser Busch Stage, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, Texas 77010

WHEN: Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 11 am to 4 pm; Press Conference from 12:15 pm to 12:35 pm with Congressman Gene Green, Dr. Noreen Khan-Mayberry, and the Honorable Marty McVey.

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Young Invincibles, Kevlyn Park High School Allied Health Program And Rep. Guzzardi To Host Chicago Community Health Care Fair In Lead Up To National Youth Enrollment Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 20, 2015

 

CONTACTS:

Sarah Lovenheim, sarah.lovenheim@younginvincibles.org585.746.8281

Colin Seeberger, colin.seeberger@younginvincibles.org214.223.2913

Melissa Rubio, melissa@willguzzardi.com708.465.8285

 

Young Invincibles, Kevlyn Park High School Allied Health Program And Rep. Guzzardi To Host Chicago Community Health Care Fair In Lead Up To National Youth Enrollment Day

[CHICAGO]–On Thursday, January 22, 2015, the Millennial think tank and advocacy group Young Invincibles, the Allied Health Program of Kevlyn Park High School and Illinois Rep. Will Guzzardi (IL-39), will host a community health care fair to educate young adults about their new affordable health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act, and to provide guidance for students on how to become health ambassadors at their schools.

The event will take place at Kevlyn Park High School and is timed to help promote National Youth Enrollment Day – the biggest annual day of Millennial enrollment outreach across the country. More than 217,000 Illinoisans enrolled in private health insurance plans during the first Open Enrollment period, but more than 1 in 6 youngIllinoisans still lack health coverage. Millennials – and the greater adult population – have less than one month to select new health insurance plans during this Open Enrollment season, as it ends on February 15.

“Our generation of Millennials ends up in the emergency room more than any other age group, except the elderly. I encourage every young adult in Illinois to join us on Thursday to learn abut their coverage options; many health plans today cost less than the price of a monthly cell phone bill,” said Eve Rips, Midwest Director of Young Invincibles.

While the health care fair is tailored for young adults, all members of the Chicago community with questions about their health insurance options are welcome to attend.

“We’re very excited to partner with Young Invincibles and the great students in the Allied Health program to put together this health fair. This event will bring community members and schools together to provide positive health outcomes for our neighbors and an opportunity for career advancement for our students. It’s an amazing opportunity for everyone involved, and we’re proud to be able to support it,” said Rep. Guzzardi.

WHAT: Chicago’s Community Health Care Fair, featuring on-site counselors, free health screenings and moreFifty to 100 Millennials are expected to participate.

WHO: The Hosts: Young Invincibles, Kevlyn Park High School Allied Health Program and Rep. Guzzardi (IL-39). Partners, include: Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Northwest Side Housing Center, Erie Family Health Center, and Walgreens.

WHERE: Kelvyn Park High School, 4343 West Wrightwood Avenue.

WHEN: Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 4 pm to 8 pm.

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Young Invincibles Issues Response to President Obama’s Higher Education Tax Credit Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 17, 2015

CONTACTS:
Sarah Lovenheim, sarah.lovenheim@younginvincibles.org
Colin Seeberger, colin.seeberger@younginvincibles.org

Young Invincibles Executive Director Jen Mishory released the following statement in response to President Obama’s proposal this evening:

“We support President Obama’s plan to simplify higher education tax benefits; for far too long, students and their families have waded through a maze of credits and deductions that prevent many from claiming any benefits at all. With tuition costs soaring and more than 1.2 trillion in loan debt piling high, this proposal is a win for hardworking students. Moving forward, we hope to work with the Administration to preserve tax relief for future low and middle-income student loan borrowers as well.”

Please refer to this report (p.12) on educational tax credits that we filed with partners earlier for further details on our position.

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Irresponsible TX House Budget Would Cut Community Colleges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 15, 2015
Young Invincibles’ Statement on Irresponsible House Budget’s Cuts to Community Colleges
TX House Budget Would Cut Public Community College Funding by 4.5 Percent
[HOUSTON]–José Eduardo Sánchez, Acting Southern Director of Young Invincibles, released the following statement in reaction to the release of the Texas House of Representatives’ 2016-2017 biennium budget:
“Roughly 8 in 10 Texans holding a bachelor’s degree have interacted with the community college system. A recent report we released found that barriers to higher education attainment are a major player behind the state’s young adult racial wage gap. The cuts to community college funding in the House’s budget would jeopardize hardworking young Texans’ ability to get a degree, find work, and earn a decent wage. With the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board having called for a 13.8 percent increase in funding, the Senate and Governor should reject the House’s proposal and call it what it is – irresponsible.”
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