The abortion provider Planned Parenthood is stepping up efforts to get people to sign up for Obamacare as the enrollment deadline fast approaches.
According to the organization, since October, Planned Parenthood has reached out to over one million people about enrolling.
This week the group also announced that it will be hosting more than 500 community enrollment events in 18 cities across eight states in the weeks leading up to the March 31 deadline to enroll in Obamacare.
In Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Texas, Pennsylvania and Ohio, Planned Parenthood’s events will range the gamut from stands at grocery stores to soccer fields to encourage families and individuals to sign up.
Further more than 500 Planned Parenthood “canvassers” in those states are knocking on tens of thousands of doors daily carrying tablets to help sign up as many people as possible.
“[I]n the last few weeks of this enrollment period, we’re working double time to make sure our patients and the communities we serve know about their new health care options,” Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards said.
To be sure, the group already had an aggressive enrollment and education campaign that had been ongoing since the summer, before the beginning of open enrollment in October. The group boasts that more than half of its proselytizing is being done in Spanish.
In addition to the national organization, Planned Parenthood affiliates have also been pushing the message — with affiliates announcing some 300 more events March as well.
Those nearly 70 affiliates, according to Planned Parenthood, have also pushed Obamacare on an additional 20,000 people via on telephones and knocking on doors.