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Catalyst Radio: Get Covered America making final push for sign-ups

The deadline to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act is Mar. 31, and Get Covered America is working to get the word out on financial assistance available.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

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INTERVIEW

Featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio is the effort called Get Covered America – a national campaign focused on educating consumers about the health coverage available through the Affordable Care Act.

About 1.2 million Michiganders are without health insurance, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, and with a March 31st deadline approaching, Shawn Dhanak, Communications Lead for Get Covered America in Michigan, joins us in studio to explain the purpose of the campaign, and also the financial help that is available to help pay for insurance premiums.

 

MUSIC

Local music is featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio. DarlenYa brings us the song “Help Me Up,” off of her new release Curves Ahead.

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