Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell met with “faith organizations from across the country” last week to ask them to help people enroll in federal health care insurance plans created through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
“We know that the most effective voices on helping folks learn about the Affordable Care Act are voices in their community and voices that they trust,” Burwell said to reporters following the “closed press” meeting on Friday.
“Faith leaders have a unique perspective. When someone in their congregation feels financial stress they know it,” she said.
“When someone has a medical issue, they know it as well, and because faith leaders play such an important role in their communities and because they are the leaders that people trust in almost all setting, we view them as some of our most effective and important partners,” Burwell said.