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The Importance of Coverage

By Rick Pollack
November 17, 2017

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 of having health care coverage.

Promoting health coverage for as many Americans as possible is a core value of the AHA.

In the past five years, more than 20 million Americans... read more

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

Let's get more Americans covered

October 5, 2017

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 expansion and enrollment in private market coverage through the marketplace exchanges.

We need your help in spreading awareness about the importance of coverage and getting as many... read more

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

Open Enrollment Now Through January 31

November 2, 2015

Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace has begun and hospitals are geared up to continue the important work of making the enrollment process easy, accessible and widely available.  Now through the end of open enrollment on January 31, 2016, hospitals will host health fairs and education sessions, work with community partners and have trained navigators and certified assistance counselors to help people get covered.  

While the number of Americans without health... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: Enrollment

Hospitals Prepared to Get You Covered

By Jeff Goldman
October 29, 2014

In 2014, more than 15 million people enrolled in health care coverage through the new marketplace exchanges and Medicaid. America’s hospitals played a large part in these enrollment efforts, training navigators and certified assistance counselors, holding health fairs and education sessions and working with community partners to help get people covered. This year’s open enrollment period starts November 15 – and hospitals are already geared up to make this year even more... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, Enrollment, Coverage



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