Learn what your state needs to include in its health insurance marketplace for consumers with limited English proficiency.
Provides an overview of the requirements for health insurance navigator programs and answers key questions states will face as they establish effective navigator programs.
Explores the many ways the Affordable Care Act helps eliminate health disparities by improving access to health care for communities of color.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA): Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Explains several new provisions in CHIPRA that are designed to address disparities in children’s health coverage and care; includes a list of action steps for advocates.
Accelerating the Affordable Care Act’s Enrollment Momentum: 10 Recommendations for Future Enrollment Periods
Building on lessons learned during the first enrollment period, this report identifies 10 key steps that HHS and state marketplaces can take to significantly increase the number of people who enroll in health insurance during the next enrollment period.
Although the Affordable Care Act now offers individuals greatly expanded access to health coverage, simply having an insurance card does not guarantee access to high-quality health care.
Both a call to action and a roadmap for progress, Families USA’s latest report, Health Reform 2.0 lays out a path for securing high-quality, affordable health care to all Americans—regardless of income, age, race, or ethnicity—and for achieving the “Triple Aim”: improving health, enhancing quality of care, and reducing health care costs.
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.
The New and Enhanced Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards Will Help Eliminate Disparities in Health and Health Care
This April, the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services released the enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care. With implementation of the Affordable Care Act in full swing and growing interest in improving the delivery of care and addressing health care costs, these standards will serve as a critical guide to developing policies and strategies that improve the quality of health care services and meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population.
Families USA and the National Health Law Program worked together to develop a checklist to help advocates ensure that their states implement health insurance exchanges that meet the needs of people with limited proficiency in English.