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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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Dingell Announces $555,711 Navigator Grant for ACCESS to Help Residents Get Covered

September 7, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that the Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services (ACCESS) in Dearborn will receive a $555,711 Navigator grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Navigator program supports community organizations which provide local in-person assistance to help consumers browse, shop, and enroll in health insurance through the Marketplace ahead of open enrollment for 2017, which runs from November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. 

“ACCESS has played a vital role in helping families in our community enroll in quality health care plans that fit their needs and their budget,” said Dingell. “As open enrollment approaches, this grant will allow ACCESS to reach more members of the community so those who have questions or need help enrolling can get the insurance coverage they need. Thanks to ACCESS, residents should know that assistance is available to help them make the best coverage decisions for themselves and their families.” 

“We are immensely proud of ACCESS’ work enrolling thousands of families in health care coverage, as well as connecting them to healthcare service providers,” said Hassan Jaber, ACCESS CEO. “We are grateful for this grant, which will allow us to continue doing this important work. We’re also incredibly grateful for Rep. Dingell’s support of our organization, and her steadfast commitment to ensuring access to quality healthcare for all Americans.”

ACCESS has served as an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigator grantee since 2013. Navigators are trained individuals and organizations who help consumers, small businesses, and employees as they look for Health coverage options and financial assistance through the Marketplace.

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