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Doctors for America to Travel Across Florida on "Coverage is Good Medicine" Tour


Doctors to Hold ACA Enrollment Fairs Across State to Help Floridians Get Covered Before March 31st Deadline

Washington, DC – Doctors for America today announced a “Coverage is Good Medicine” tour across Florida to raise awareness for the new health benefits available during the final months of open enrollment. Partnering with local organizations and elected leaders, doctors and navigators will travel to Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Tallahassee to help answer questions about the new health law and encourage Floridians to get covered during the final weeks of open enrollment.

“Doctors support the Affordable Care Act because we know coverage is good medicine. For millions of Americans who have already signed up, quality, affordable healthcare is now a reality,” said Dr. Mona Mangat, Chair of Doctors for America and an Allergist-Immunologist based in St. Petersburg. “And it can be a reality for millions more who are eligible for coverage but don’t know it yet or about the financial help available. That’s why doctors will be traveling the state and answering Floridians’ questions to help them get covered before the March 31st deadline. With a little over 40 days left before the enrollment deadline, Floridians can check out the new affordable plans and get one-on-one help as they make this very personal decision.”

The “Coverage is Good Medicine” health care enrollment tour will kick-off in Tampa the morning of Saturday, February 22, for an enrollment fair with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Representatives Betty Reed and Janet Cruz before traveling to Orlando later in the day for an enrollment event with City Commissioner Samuel Ings and State Representatives Bruce Antone, Joe Saunders and Victor Torres. On March 1, doctors will travel to Jacksonville for an enrollment fair with Rep. Mia Jones and Dr. Vanessa Cullins of Planned Parenthood. The tour will conclude in Tallahassee on March 5, at an enrollment fair on the FAMU campus with Mayor John Marks and Representative Alan Williams.

Participating tour partners include: Enroll America, Florida CHAIN, Planned Parenthood, MomsRising, Protect Your Care, National Congress for Black Women, and Organizing for Action.

Doctors for America is a nationwide grassroots movement of physicians who are leading the way in communities across the country to ensure access to affordable, high quality health care. Doctors remain the most trusted sources of information on health coverage. That’s why physicians are hitting the streets, talking to the community and educating people about the benefits available under the new health law. From coast-to-coast our doctors are delivering one message: coverage is good medicine.

Floridians can check out their options today by going online to, calling 1-800-318-2596 or visiting a local office to find out how they can get covered with quality, affordable health insurance.

Tour Schedule 2/22 - 3/5


Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 -- Enrollment Fair 9-11 a.m.
Press conference 10:30-11 a.m. 

Tampa Family Health Center
8108 N. Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33604 

Doctors for America
Mayor Bob Buckhorn
State Representative Betty Reed
State Representative Janet Cruz


Saturday, Feb. 22nd -- Enrollment Fair 2-4 p.m.
Press conference 2:30-3 p.m.     

Smith Community Center
1723 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805 

Doctors for America
State Representative Bruce Antone
City Commissioner Samuel B. Ings


Saturday, March 1st – Enrollment Fair 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Press conference 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tiger Academy
6079 Bagley Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32209

Doctors for America
State Representative Mia Jones
Dr. Vanessa Cullins, Planned Parenthood


Wednesday, March 5th - Enrollment Fair 1-3 p.m.
Press conference 1:30-2p.m.

Florida A&M University
Hansel Tookes Recreation Center
2101 Wahnish Way
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Doctors for America
Mayor John Marks
State Representative Alan Williams



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