Affordable Care

Affordable Care Act enrollment and Dharmic American communities' participation

HASC is working to unite communities in social equity projects and to strengthen the immigrant civic engagement of the New Americans, for the common good. HASC believes in firmly supporting the building of healthy families and communities.  We are pleased to partner with Health and Human Services for programs such as training opportunity on the National Institutes of Health’s We Can! Program and Affordable Care Act enrollment.

Our community plays a key role in the health industry. As faith and community leaders across the country we can play a leadership role and bring about historic change in our country and help millions of Americans to have healthier lives and greater financial security, with affordable, quality health insurance coverage. 

There are only a few weeks left before the March 31 deadline for enrollment this year. Your help can make a huge difference in getting those uninsured in your temple and the local community get enrolled.   As the President said, here are some ways in which you might consider contributing to enrollment efforts. 

Start more conversations about healthcare: You can lift up this issue in your temple and let people know about their options in the Marketplace and the March 31 enrollment deadline.  Download a condensed version of our health care law toolkit to use during the final weeks of open enrollment. You can add a link to your temple website.

Sign up for a webinar:  HHS is hosting webinars throughout the month of March.  The next four will specifically follow up on the President's call.  Check out the list and see which webinar might work for your schedule. 

 Host an enrollment event:  Any time in March is a good time to host an enrollment event in your temple, but consider organizing such an event during the White House's “Faith and Community ACA Days of Action,” March 21-23.  Check out “Four-Step Guide to Planning a Health Care Enrollment Event” for more information and next steps.

Forward this email to your lists so that more members of our community can become aware and can sign up.

These are only a few examples of the kinds of outreach efforts you might consider, and we encourage you to find your own way to connect with your community on this important issue. 

Thanks again for all you do for our own community and your neighbors.  Please let us know of any event that you organize so that we can share your story with the White House and highlight our community's contribution.  Please share your stories at