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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

More help for those seeking insurance

By Alice Dembner, Globe Staff

The Boston Public Health Commission today launched an effort to help the uninsured -- and particularly Latinos -- sign up for new health coverage.

Multilingual staff at the commission will be available all day Thursday at its 1010 Massachusetts Ave. offices to aid individuals and also to train healthcare providers in the enrollment process. In addition, the commission will host enrollment days from 9 to 11 every Wednesday this year at Boston Public School family resource centers in Roxbury, Roslindale, Dorchester and East Boston.

Barbara Ferrer, the commission’s new executive director, announced the initiative at the Dominican Festival in Jamaica Plain, saying in Spanish that she wants to “knock down any barriers that stand between residents and the doctor’s office.”

In Boston, fewer Latinos have insurance than any other ethnic or racial group, according to the commission.

Posted by Karen Weintraub at 04:36 PM
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