Having no insurance or insurance that does not cover essential health care means that any illness can create financial hardship. This year, medical bills were the #1 cause of personal bankruptcy in the U.S.
Health insurance coverage is especially important in the American Muslim community. Many Muslims do not have employer provided health insurance; in fact, 20% are self-employed, 29% are under-employed and 17% are unemployed.
In 2013, AMHP launched â€œConnecting Muslims to Coverageâ€. In the span of 3 months, AMHP fostered relationships with 81 partner organizations that collectively hosted 119 enrollment events resulting in 27,116 individuals reached and a total of 1,662 successful enrollments.
Through this campaign, we realized the need for trusted messengers who could connect with Muslim communities and educate them about the the benefits and requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the importance of getting covered. Comparing plans and signing up was a daunting and confusing process for those facing language barriers or complicated health conditions, but AMHP was able to simplify and facilitate the enrollment process.
#Ready4OE2 : HOW YOU CAN HELP
The second round of â€œConnecting Muslim to Coverageâ€ is a six-month process estimated to cost around $50,000
. This budget will cover program expenses including outreach materials, the training and supervising of 13 state leads, enrollment events and building and maintaining a user-friendly website solely dedicated to ACA outreach within the Muslim community.
Help us connect Muslims to coverage by contributing towards this initiative. Our communities are in need of health coverage
. Click on the orange button below to be directed to our VoxCause fundraising
HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
To learn more about our #GetCovered efforts, visit us online at www.amhp.us/GetCovered
*AMHP is a 501(c)3 Non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.