CMS: 2018 HealthCare.gov enrollment approaches 2.3 million

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Nearly 2.3 million people selected a 2018 health plan through HealthCare.gov Nov. 1-18, including nearly 800,000 last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported today. Three-quarters of those selecting plans were renewing coverage and the rest were new consumers. Thirty-nine states are... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

The Importance of Coverage

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A cancer survivor is alive because doctors diagnosed her disease in time and got her the treatment she needed immediately. A man with diabetes learns how to monitor his blood sugar to avoid the amputation of his leg. These miracles happened because these patients had meaningful access to care as a result... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage, access

HealthCare.gov window-shopping begins; open enrollment kicks off Nov. 1

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week launched the window-shopping feature at HealthCare.gov, which allows consumers to preview 2018 plans and prices for the federal health insurance exchange before open enrollment begins Nov. 1. The agency also announced new and updated features... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Enrollment

Let's get more Americans covered

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America’s hospitals have long helped connect consumers with coverage and are committed to continuing to do so when open enrollment begins Nov. 1 for the 2018 Health Insurance Marketplaces.

More than 20 million Americans have gained coverage over the past three years through a combination of Medicaid... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage, access

Deadline extended to apply for Marketplace coverage effective Jan. 1

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The deadline for consumers to sign up for Jan. 1 coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces has been extended to Dec. 19. According to a notice posted on HealthCare.gov, the extension was driven by “extraordinary demand” to enroll online and over the phone. As of Dec. 12, more than 4 million ... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

AHA video encourages young adults to enroll in health coverage

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With open enrollment in the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplaces starting Nov. 1, a new AHA video highlights the importance of health insurance for young people. Hospitals are invited to share the video with their communities by displaying it in high traffic areas, on their websites and through social media... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

AHA video encourages young adults to enroll in health coverage

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With open enrollment in the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplaces starting Nov. 1, a new AHA video highlights the importance of health insurance for young people. Hospitals are invited to share the video with their communities by displaying it in high traffic areas, on their websites and through social media... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

CMS seeks input on SEP pre-enrollment verification pilot

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks input as it designs a pilot to evaluate the impact of verifying a consumer’s eligibility for a special enrollment period before they enroll. The agency intends to launch the pilot after 2017 open enrollment to assess how pre-enrollment verification... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

CMS awards navigator grants for 2017 Marketplace

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday awarded $63 million in grants to support “navigators” to help consumers enroll in coverage through the federally-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace for a 12-month period beginning Sept. 2. The grants went to 98 organizations; several of the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

AHA recommends HHS action to stabilize Health Insurance Marketplaces

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The AHA today urged Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to take swift action to stabilize the Health Insurance Marketplaces and encourage robust consumer and insurer participation. Specifically, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack urged the administration to further strengthen the special... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage, access

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