City of Tampa Registers Nearly 114 Thousand Residents During Open Enrollment
Recent totals from the latest open enrollment period ending on January 30th shows the City of Tampa has registered 113,821 residents for health insurance, nearly 37,000 more than the last round of open enrollment. This number reflects 49% of our uninsured prior to open enrollment, that's the 11th highest ratio of new plan selections to eligible uninsured in the country out of all Healthy Communities Challenge participants and Florida again led the nation in total number of residents signed up for health insurance.
In Tampa we opened up our Parks & Rec centers for health care navigators, passed out church fans detailing key information for enrollment, recorded and sent out two rounds of robo-calls from Mayor Buckhorn, and placed ads in newspapers.
"I want to congratulate Milwaukee for winning the Healthy Communities Challenge," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "This round had a lot of stiff competition and in the end we all win.
"I've said it before, there is nothing more fundamental in our society than the right to affordable health care and when our neighbors are healthy our city thrives. Having health insurance ensures that whether it is for preventative care or in an emergency situation, our residents are able to receive the treatment they deserve."