“It’s good for the people who doesn’t have insurance because, especially them that they have no access to healthcare,” says Rose May Ringor, director of clinical services at Hoboken Family Planning. “We can provide the four cancers and screen them – you know you don’t have to pay anything.”
This seemed like a good place to go to take care of some medical needs.
“I’m coming here because my mom came from Cuba and she need help,” says West New York resident Kenye Benalba. ”Yes, everything good, everybody help.”
Monica Adrichem decided to sign up for insurance to see what she could get because she tried on her own and the rates were just too high.
“It’s very important because most of the time you get lost and you don’t know what to do,” says Adrichem, of West Caldwell. “So if there’s somebody there to guide you it’s better.”
A good crowd showed up for everything from financial services to employment services to Obamacare and Medicare.
“There’s a lot of people without enough information and getting sick that were receiving some type of insurance but are no longer receiving and need these services,” says Gianny Suero, of Save Latin America.
They give English classes, computer classes, even citizenship classes at no charge and free tax preparation.
“It’s a whole bunch of youth group kids that help out with the community and we help low income families,” says Hector Torres, from the Franciscan Community Development Center in Fairview.
There’s a huge Hispanic community in West New York and the fair is a great way to provide access to good healthcare.
“Now thanks to the Obama plan we’re gonna be able to get more healthcare for the community but this is helping also,” Mayor Felix Roque says. “So I’m extremely happy to Save Latin America, my friend Johnny’s here.”