KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Enrollment in ACA health insurance plans have reached more than 5 million; but efforts to increase those numbers are full speed ahead as the March 31st deadline moves close.
Communities Creating Opportunity, known as CCO, has held more than 30 enrollment fairs to help boost response. On Sunday they held a health fair at Second Baptist Church on 39th street to enroll uninsured members.
Senior pastor Vernon Howard said it is important to make sure his congregation makes informed decisions about their health.
"This is a faith issue for us because this is about human dignity. This is about us making sure that people have a quality of life and a quality that's equal to all other citizens in the nation," Howard said.
Church members had questions about enrollment, access and costs. Lindsey Carillo with Swope Health Services addressed concerns and set appointments for next week.
"The biggest concern is usually costs, so we have to get their information and plug it in so they know, " Carillo shared.
In addition to paying your own health care costs, penalties for not getting coverage could be 1% of your yearly household income or $95 per person for the year .