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Today is National Youth Enrollment Day!

United Ways across the country are helping their neighbors understand their health care options. We know that families are more financially secure and kids do better in school if everyone has access to quality, affordable health insurance. We also know that young adults have the highest rate of uninsured in the country. So with a deadline of February 15 quickly approaching, why wait? United Way can help you get enrolled today.  Read the statement from Patrick McIntyre, Director of Health Policy at United Way Worldwide regarding National Youth Enrollment Day.

In Chicago, United Way has engaged the arts community to deliver Enrollment Slams at various venues across the city. What’s better than an open mic, beer, and some health insurance?!

United Way volunteers in Cleveland will ride the RTA Health/Line and stand at stops to provide information to those interested. United Way 2-1-1 will also help callers enroll themselves or schedule an appointment for in-person assistance.

United Way of the Lakeshore in Muskegon, Michigan is in the midst of a 10-day social media blitz to spread the word about why health insurance is important and how easy it is to get access to it. And United Ways in Salt Lake City, Central Jersey, and Orlando are partnering with local universities to hold enrollment events for their respective communities.

With so many reasons to get enrolled, why pay a fine when you can have peace of mind?! Affordable options and help with enrollment are readily available. And with over 200 enrollment events scheduled across the country, finding one near you is easier than ever. So join the 9.7 million Americans who have already signed up through www.healthcare.gov or a state equivalent this year. And let your friends know by tweeting about it to #YoEnroll and #GetCovered.

Why risk it - accidents happen. Besides, your mom will be proud!