#GetCovered: Health Care, Open Enrollment and AAPIs

Why is health care important to you?

Today's the day. As you may have heard, open enrollment for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") begins today. What does this mean for our community?

First, here's a handy infographic, courtesy of our friend Karthick Ramakrishnan of AAPI Data, breaking down what the new health reform law means for two million uninsured Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders:

Is time for you to #GetCovered?

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, along with the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC, are spreading the word about health reform to ensure that everyone our communities know about their coverage options and are able to enroll in the plan that works best for them.

To spread the word, they're urging folks to join the #GetCovered Tumblr Project, which shows community members across the country supporting the new health care law and the reasons why they're getting covered. For example:

To see more community members taking part, and to learn how you can #GetCovered, go here.

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