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Over 350 Campuses Join in the Healthy Campus Challenge

Over 350 campuses have committed to making their campus, and their community, healthier by getting individuals enrolled in coverage before open enrollment ends.

November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment, when people can obtain health care coverage for 2017 through the Health Insurance Marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act. The Marketplaces allow individuals to shop for and compare plans to find one that’s right for them, and most consumers can find a plan for $75 or less per month, less than the cost of a cell phone bill. Already, we have seen strong interest: Over a million people selected plans through in the first 12 days of open enrollment. 

But is not the only place we have seen a great deal of interest. Recently, we launched the White House Healthy Campus Challenge, an effort to engage college and university campuses, and in particular community college campuses, across the country in enrollment efforts to help get more students and young people enrolled. Promoting higher education and making it more affordable, from community colleges to four-year institutions, has been a central focus of the Obama Administration and our economic agenda.  Having good, affordable coverage while getting an education can help provide Americans peace of mind and make sure that education doesn’t get unnecessarily sidetracked by a health problem. 

Campuses submitted an application to participate in the Challenge, and committed to fulfilling a specific set of open enrollment outreach actions.  These include hosting in-person enrollment activities on campus, sending e-mails around deadlines to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community neighbors reminding them of the opportunity to enroll, and using public social media platforms to highlight the open enrollment period. 

The response was remarkable: Over 350 campuses had representatives submit applications to participate.

These campuses are in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. They are in big cities and small towns. They are four-year institutions and community colleges, schools with tens of thousands of students and schools with just a few hundred students. And they have all committed to making their campus, and their community, healthier by getting individuals enrolled in coverage before open enrollment ends on January 31, 2017. 

In the coming weeks, the below campuses have agreed to take the lead in their communities, and we couldn’t be more excited to work with them in their efforts. I hope every American will join us in leading within their own community, encouraging friends and neighbors to join the 20 million people who have gained access to quality and affordable care in the last 6 years. 

Drawing from the example of the below campuses, spread the word on social media using #GetCovered, e-mail your friends and family, or host an event in your community. Remember, the deadline for coverage starting January 1, 2017 is December 15, so now is the time to let people know about the affordable options available to them on the Marketplaces. Together, we can help millions more realize the promise and peace of mind that comes with having quality, affordable health insurance. 

Healthy Campus Challenge Participants

A-B Tech Community College
Academy College
Adelphi University
Alabama A&M University
Alamo Colleges
Alaska  Career College
Albright College
Alcorn State University
Allan Hancock College
Allen County Community College
Alverno College
American Baptist College
Argosy University
Arizona Summit Law School
Arkansas Baptist College
Arkansas State University Mid-South
Arkansas Tech University
Art Institute of Atlanta
Ashland University
Athens State University
Atlanta Institute of Music and Media
Augsburg College
Bacone College
Bakersfield College
Bastyr University
Baton Rouge Community College
Bay Area Medical Academy
Bay State College
Belmont University
Bennett College
Bethune-Cookman University
Blackhawk Technical College
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Bloomsburg University 
Bluefield State College 
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Bowie State University
Brightwood College, North Hollywood
Bristol Community College
Brookhaven College
Broward College
Bunker Hill Community College
Butte-Glenn Community College 
Cabrillo College
Cabrini University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State University Channe Islands
California State University Fullerton
California State University, Los Angeles 
California State University, Northridge
Camden County College
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Cape Cod Community College
Capital University
Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics
Capitol Technology University
Carl Albert State College
Carroll Community College
Cecil College
Central Arizona College 
Central Penn College
Cerritos College
Charlotte School of Law
Chatham University
City College of San Francisco
City Univeristy of New York School of Law
Clarion University
Clark Atlanta University
Clark State Community College
Clinton College
Coahoma Community College
Colby-Sawyer College
Coleman University
College of St. Scholastica
College of the Siskiyous
Columbia Basin College
Columbia Gorge Community College
Columbia University Teachers College 
Columbus State Community College
Community College of Beaver County
Community College of Denver
Community College of Philadelphia
Concord University
Concordia University
Converse College
Corinth Academy of Cosmetology
Cosumnes River College
Cottey College
Cowley County Community College
Creighton University
Cuesta College
Cuyamaca College
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Dallas County Community College
Davidson County Community College
Delgado Community College
Delta College
DePaul University
Durham Technical Community College
Edgewood College
Edison State Community College
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
El Camino Compton College
El Centro College
Everest College
Evergreen Valley College
Five Towns College
Florida International University 
Florida Memorial University
Florida National University
Fond Du Lac Tribal & Community College
Fort Peck Community College
Fortis College
Fullerton College
Gallaudet University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Germanna Community College
Glendale Community College
Goucher College
Governors State University
Grayson College
Grossmont Community College
Guilford College
Guttman Community College
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District-Adult Education
Harcum College
Harold Washington College
Harris- Stowe State University
Hawaii Community College
Hennepin Technical College
Howard University
Humboldt State University
Huston-Tillotson University
Indiana University, Bloomington
Indiana University, South Bend 
InfoTech Career College
Irvine Valley College
Ivy Tech Community College, Southwest and Wabash Valley Regions
J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College
Jarvis Christian College
Jefferson College
Jefferson State Community College
JFK Muhlenberg School of Nursing
Kean University
Kettering College
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
Keystone College
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
LaGuardia Community College
Lake Area Technical Institute
Lake Erie College
Lane College
Lane Community College
Laramie County Community College
Las Positas College
Lawrence Technological University
Lawson State Community College
Lenoir Rhyne University
Lincoln University
Lincoln University of Missouri
Little Big Horn College
Livingstone College
Lone Star College
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Los Medanos College
Louisiana Delta Community College, Jonesboro
Louisiana State University, Shreveport
Louisiana Technical College, Mansfield
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Lourdes University
MacCormac College
Madonna University
Malcolm X College
Manor College
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Marygrove College
Maryville College
Mercy College
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Miami Dade College
Michigan State University
Middlesex Community College
Millersville University
Mills College
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Minot State University
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston
Missouri State University
Mohawk Valley Community College
Monroe Community College
Montana State University Billings
Moorpark College
Morthland College
Mount Wachusett Community College
Mountain View College
Murray State University
Napa Valley College
Nash Community College
National American University
Naugatuck Valley Community College
New Jersey City University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York Film Academy
New York Law School
NHTI, Concord's Community College
Nicholls State University
North Iowa Area Community College
North Lake College
Northampton Community College
Northeastern Junior College
Northeastern State University
Northern Virginia Community College
Northpoint Bible College
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
Northwestern State University
Norwalk Community College
Notre Dame De Namur University
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University
Olympic College
Orange Coast College
Oxnard College
Pacific Lutheran University
Palomar College
Pasadena City College
Paul Mitchell The School Esani
Penn State Abington
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Pensacola State College 
Perimeter College, Decatur
Perry Technical Institute
Pierpont Community & Technical College
Prairie View A&M University
Prince George's Community College
Princeton University
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Ranger College
RCBH College of Health Careers 
Rhode Island College
Richland College
Rider University
River Parishes Community COllege
Riverside College of Health Careers
Rogue Community College
Rose State College
Rust College
Rutgers University 
Sacramento City College
Saddleback College
Salish Kootenai College
San Diego City College
San Diego Mesa College
San Joaquin Delta College
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Monica College
Santa Rosa Junior College
School for International Training
Shaw University 
Sitting Bull College
South Louisiana Community College 
South Puget Sound Community College
Southern California University of Health Sciences
Southern Maine Community College
Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Southwestern College
Spartan College of Aeronatuics and Technology
Spencerian College
St. Catherine University
St. Charles Community College
St. Cloud State University
St. Norbert College
Stanbridge College
Stony Brook University
Sullivan University
Summit Salon Academy
SUNY Empire State College
Susquehanna University
Tarleton State University
Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Harriman
Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Whiteville
Texas A&M University, Commerce
Texas A&M University, San Antonio
Texas College
Texas Health and Science University
Texas Southern University
The Art Institute of San Antonio
The College of Health Care Professions
The College of New Jersey
The Commonwealth Medical College
The University of Arizona
The University of New Orleans
The University of Southern Maine
The University of Southern Mississippi
Transylvania University
Trevecca Nazarene University
Trocaire College
Tusculum College
Umpqua Community College
Union County College
Union Theological Seminary
United Tribes Technical College
Universidad Central del Caribe
University at Buffalo
University of Baltimore
University of Central Missouri
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Cincinnati
University of Delaware
University of Hawaii, Hilo
University of Houston
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of La Verne
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Maine
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Memphis
University of Michigan
University of Nebraska
University of New Mexico
University of Northern Iowa
University of Rio Grande
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina, Sumter
University of South Florida
University of St. Thomas
University of the Southwest
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Upper Iowa University
Valdosta State University
Valley College of Medical Careers
Vaughn College
Virginia College, Jackson
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wade College
Wake Tech Community College
Walla Walla University
Washington Adventist University
Washington State University Spokane
Weber State University
Wellesley College
Wenatchee Valley College
Westchester Community College
Western Michigan University
Western Oregon University 
Western Washington University 
Westminster College (PA)
Westminster College (UT)
Wilberforce University
Wilbur Wright College
William Rainey Harper College
Woodland Community College
Xavier University of Louisiana
Yuba College