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Free healthcare plan revealed for Filipino American heritage month

Oct 13, 2023, 1:00 PM

Logo of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Utah. The Chamber will reveal a...

Logo of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Utah. The Chamber will reveal a new, free, healthcare plan for Filipino Americans in Utah during a weekend gala. (Facebook)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Chamber Health is a new, free healthcare program that will soon be available for Filipino-American business owners, students and low-income earners.

Mary Navalta-Chavan, the president of the Philippine America Chamber of Commerce of Utah, said the program will be unveiled during the organization’s third annual gala, which is planned for Saturday.

Navalta-Chavan told KSL NewsRadio the organization hopes to reach people who are struggling in the Filipino community, and who may not be aware they need insurance.

“A lot of times when they come here, they don’t even know that they need to get insurance or health care,” Navalta-Chavan said. “If you’re a student, young professional, startups, low-income earners … they can actually get free health care.”

According to the 2020 Census, more than 4 million Filipino-Americans live in the United States. 

Retirees may also be qualified for the free healthcare program.

The Philippine America Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds its gala at the Marriot City Creek on Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m.

 

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