NH Kick-Off for Cover the Uninsured Week

Manchester, New Hampshire – Various New Hampshire health care advocacy groups are coming together on Saturday, April 26th in Manchester to kick-off the national Cover the Uninsured Week (April 27th-May 3rd) with a short press conference followed by a health care canvass in local neighborhoods.

Last year, more than 3,300 events and activities took place across the nation during the week. Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Cover the Uninsured Week is the nation's largest mobilization on behalf of America's 47 million uninsured. The week has brought together business owners, union members, educators, students, patients, hospital staff, physicians, nurses, faith leaders and their congregants, and many others to speak out on behalf of the uninsured and demand that our national leaders make the issue of the uninsured their top priority.

A collection of New Hampshire health care advocacy groups are hosting a state event on Saturday, April 26th to kick-off the sixth annual Cover the Uninsured Week and help get America covered. Facts and personal testimony from uninsured and underinsured New Hampshire residents will be shared.

Event: Cover the Uninsured Week press conference and canvass

Date: Saturday, April 26th Press Conference: 10:20 a.m., Canvass: 11:00 a.m.

Location: 40 W. Brook Street, Manchester

Groups: NH Alliance for Retired Americans, NH Citizens Alliance, New Hampshire for Health Care, National Association of Social Workers, NH State Employees Association/SEIU Local 1984, Working Families Win and others.