#GetCovered, Flash Mob Edition
Here’s an upbeat story to get your weekend started.
Young people, as many know, are one of the groups that stand to benefit the most from getting health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Not only do they represent over 40 percent of all uninsured Americans, nearly two-thirds that qualify for the Obamacare exchanges would be able to get coverage for under $50 per month. And they are signing up: through December, roughly one in four of all enrollments have come from those aged 18 to 34. Despite the initial website troubles, young people may in fact be signing up at a faster rate than they did under Massachusetts’ health law during a comparable period.
But nobody who wants the law to succeed is resting on their laurels when it comes to educating young people about the law, especially not Generation Progress (the affiliate of the Center for American Progress focused on millenials). On January 29, in an event organized by the group, NFL player and Super Bowl veteran Donte Stallworth along with more than 50 dancers from Pace University gathered in Central Park for a flash mob designed to educate around the Affordable Care Act. Watch the video by clicking here (and if you don’t know what a flash mob is, then you better check it out–and send it your kids and grandkids!)
Watch it below:
BONUS: Watch Donte Stallworth and CAP Action’s own Emily Tisch Sussman on MSNBC talking about the event, and the importance of getting young people to sign up for health insurance (and their Super Bowl predictions):