We’ve compiled resources for a range of activities common to enrollment programs, from consumer outreach to education to working with the media. This month’s slideshow includes materials from Enroll America, Kaiser Family Foundation, and others.
By applying for health insurance in the marketplace and being denied, consumers in the “coverage gap” preserve the opportunity to enroll in a marketplace plan with subsides if their income changes. And they may save themselves from the tax penalty that comes with the requirement to have health insurance.
We’ve examined data from 12 states showing that working adults make up the majority of those who could benefit if states expanded Medicaid. View our new infographic and issue brief about the top occupations of the working but uninsured residents in Nebraska.
Top 9 Occupations of Working but Uninsured in Wyoming Who Would Benefit from Expanding Health Coverage
Most of the uninsured Wyoming residents who could benefit if the state expanded health coverage are working adults. As our infographic shows, most of those work in occupations that Wyoming residents rely on, supporting industries that are the foundation of the state’s economy.
To provide consumers with plans that have lower cost-sharing, policymakers and marketplace officials should consider establishing “standardized plans.” These are plan designs that all insurers are required to sell that have standardized cost-sharing for covered health services.
Communities of color continue to face a limited availability of health care providers and facilities. By including at minimum these seven features in their provider networks, insurers can help consumers in communities of color gain access to timely, high-quality, language-accessible, culturally competent health care.
By partnering with health insurance companies, enrollment assisters gain access to plan information and health literacy resources. Assisters can more easily obtain answers to consumer questions about the marketplace plans available to them and troubleshoot consumer problems.
A state's decision to forgo Medicaid expansion affects the staying power of hospitals in rural areas. This map compares recent rural hospital closures in Medicaid expansion states against closures in states that have not expanded Medicaid.
Most of the Nebraska residents who could gain health coverage if the state expands Medicaid are working adults. If Nebraska chooses to accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid, those who would qualify for health coverage are families with incomes of up to 138 percent of poverty ($27,310 for a family of three in 2014). Our analysis finds that 73 percent of this population is employed.
Having health insurance gives consumers peace of mind when mishaps like these occur. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Americans can buy high-quality affordable health coverage in the marketplace. Many also qualify for financial assistance. This Thanksgiving, we’re helping America #GetCovered and #StayCovered.