I was at a national conference of health care policy experts and advocates last month when the morning’s plenary speaker, Cindy Mann, Medicaid Director for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, posed that ominous question. “Uh-oh. What have we done this time?”, I wondered, as I tentatively lifted my hand. But this time, Oklahoma was being singled out for major praise, not ridicule
Find out what your state needs to know about coordinating enrollment in coverage through Medicaid, CHIP, and your state's health insurance exchange.
We use the internet everyday to do just about everything. We read the news, talk with friends, buy our clothes, and pay our bills online. It’s hard to believe in this day and age, but the vast majority of people applying for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have to mail in paper documentation or schedule time out of their day to go into an eligibility office.
One of the most important features of the Affordable Care Act is the development of new insurance marketplaces called “exchanges.” The purpose of these exchanges is to give individuals and small businesses a one-stop shop to explore their coverage options with the help of easy-to-understand information on all their options. The exchanges will help both low-and middle-income people find coverage that is more affordable.
Learn what express lane eligibility means for children's health coverage and how it can help states identify uninsured children who could benefit from state programs like CHIP and Medicaid.
Examines what states are doing to make sure that all children (including those with pre-existing conditions) can get affordable health insurance.
Imagine if one out of every three of your friends did not have access to health care coverage. Or almost half of them were not able to regularly see a primary care physician. Sadly, this is the unfortunate reality in many Latino communities.
Reviews key considerations to keep in mind when designing programs to help consumers understand and enroll in health insurance, including funding, location, outreach, scope, staffing, and training.
The web portal Is up and running!
Today, July 1, you can visit HealthCare.gov for the first time ever and view all the health coverage options that are available to you! Never before have consumers been able to view their coverage options in one place, until today. Thanks to health reform, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a new web site to provide consumers with their health coverage options in a comprehensive and easy-to-navigate way.