President Obama Thanks Dallas Area Interfaith Leaders

President Obama Thanks DAI LeadersWith multi-colored packets in hand and plans for five subsequent enrollment workshops calendared, Dallas Area Interfaith leaders paused to welcome President Obama at Temple Emanu-El Wednesday evening.  Obama thanked those gathered saying “there’s no state that actually needs this more than Texas.”

Months prior to the Presidential visit, institutional leaders of Dallas Area Interfaith raised $20,000 to produce 100,000 copies of a multi-colored, bilingual booklet designed to educate uninsured residents about how the Affordable Care Act works.  Civic academies, held in church sanctuaries and school cafeterias, have so far reached 1,600 North Texas residents, sometimes as many as 200 at a time.  Leaders are learning that many people require basic education about how health insurance works with questions like “what is a deductible?” commonly raised.

Dallas Area Interfaith is one of eleven Texas IAF organizations leading healthcare enrollment efforts in metropolitan regions of Texas.

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