"Healthcare Because We Care"

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

New year, new you.

The Children's Home Society is holding the "Healthcare Because We Care" enrollment event.

Lisa Parsons, transitional living case coordinator says they want everyone to start off the new year with the opportunity to have health insurance.

Lisa Diehl, with West Virginians for Affordable Healthcare and an enrollment specialist will both be on hand December 31 from 12 to 3 p.m. at 1717 St. Mary's Avenue in Parkersburg to answer questions and get people started.

"So many young people, including underage kids that are in the schools do not have health insurance," Parsons says. "There are over 14,000 in West Virginia -- children that are uninsured and we're hoping with this to put a dent in that number."

She says unfortunately for a long time, the only way to get health insurance for young people estranged from their families was a pregnancy.

It was an absolute struggle they worked tirelessly to overcome and this is a solution to that problem, she adds.

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