Boston Commission To Enroll Uninsured Residents
Pledging to "knock down any barriers that stand between residents and the doctor's office," Barbara Ferrer, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission, announced an unprecedented effort by the city of Boston to enroll uninsured residents under the state's landmark health care law.
Ferrer, joined by local residents, community and business leaders, and staff from BPHC's Mayor's Health Line, unveiled the Commission's strategy at the Dominican Festival at Mozart Park in Jamaica Plain.
"Today I want to announce that the city of Boston, lead by the wonderful staff from the Commission, is going to do everything it can to ensure that people who don't have health insurance and are eligible for it, are enrolled in one of the new health plans," she said. "We want to knock down any barriers that stand between residents and the doctor's office brick by brick---if we have to."
The Commission is