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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

January 26, 2015

Sarah Lovenheim,, 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 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.


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.