PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former Ambassador Dan Rooney hosted a workshop at Heinz Field Thursday afternoon to help un-insured residents learn more about the Affordable Care Act.
His special guest was the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius.
“I was really pleased to have the Ambassador offer to help promote opportunities for fans of the Steelers and others in the Pittsburgh area to come find out more about the Affordable Care Act,” Sebelius says.
Certified application counselors were on-hand to answer questions about the health insurance options now available to un-insured Pennsylvanians or those looking for cheaper insurance.
“It’s extremely important for me,” North side native, LaKesha Lowry says. “Now that I’m uninsured, it is very difficult for me.
In August, Republican congressional leaders warned sports teams ‘not’ to work with the Obama administration to promote health insurance, but Rooney says this was personal to him.
“I have nine children, many of them have had serious health issues,” Rooney says. “I’ve been fortunate that I’ve been able to help them but there are a lot of people out there that are struggling to get things done.”
The event is just one of many the administration is doing around the country to encourage Americans to sign up for health insurance.