From the office of: State Senator José Rodríguez, District 29

September 27, 2013
Contact: Sito Negron
915.351.3500 (o) / 915.227.0360 (m)

Enroll El Paso to discuss Oct. 1 start of health insurance exchanges

EL PASO, Sept. 27 - Senator Jose Rodriguez will join Mayra Alvarez, the Director of Public Health Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and members of the Enroll El Paso Coalition, at a news conference today to discuss Enroll El Paso, the effort to ensure people know about their insurance options provided by the Health Insurance Exchanges that open Oct. 1.

The news conference is at 11 a.m. today (Friday, Sept. 27, 2013) at the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, 221 N Kansas, Ste 1900.

This is a critical issue in Texas and particularly in El Paso County, with more than uninsured in Texas, and about 180,000 in El Paso County.

About Enroll El Paso

Enroll El Paso is one of the largest local coalitions ever created whose mission is to educate and engage El Pasoans as they apply for and choose new insurance options. This collaborative is led by the United Way of El Paso County and consists of local government, education, business, faith-based, hospitals and other health care organizations. For more information on Enroll El Paso, visit

José Rodríguez represents Texas Senate District 29, which includes the counties of El Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis and Presidio. He represents both urban and rural, and more than 350 miles of Texas-Mexico border. Senator Rodríguez was elected in 2010; he is Vice Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee and is a member of the Criminal Justice, Veterans Affairs and Military Installations, and Government Organization committees.