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Friday in Austin: HHS Secretary Burwell to hold press conference on the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell will hold a press conference on Friday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the number of Austin residents who have signed up for quality, affordable health coverage for 2015 through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

The press conference will take place at the Southeast Health and Wellness Center in Austin. Earlier in the day, Secretary Burwell will host a roundtable discussion about Affordable Care Act outreach and enrollment with local assisters, navigators, and certified application counselors.

Consumers should visit HealthCare.gov to review and compare health plan options. Consumers can find local help at Localhelp.healthcare.gov or call the Federally-facilitated Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596. Local consumers can also call 2-1-1, choose Option #1 and ask for EnrollATX to schedule an appointment.

Members of the media who wish to attend the media availability or spray must RSVP to Benjamin.Wakana@hhs.gov.

WHO:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell
Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt
Patricia A.Young Brown, President and CEO of Central Health
Austin resident with ACA coverage

WHAT:
Roundtable Discussion with ACA Stakeholders – spray (10:15 a.m.)

Press Conference with HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell to discuss Austin ACA enrollment sign ups and provide an update on enrollment efforts – open press (10:30 a.m.)
WHEN:
Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

WHERE:
Southeast Health and Wellness Center
2901 Montopolis Drive
Austin, Texas 78741

MEDIA ARRIVAL TIME:
Photographers should arrive and check in no later than 10:15 a.m.
Additional members of the media should arrive and check in no later than 10:30 a.m.

RSVP:
Only credentialed members of the media may attend. To gain entrance, members of the media must RSVP to benjamin.wakana@hhs.gov by Feb. 13, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.