With the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, tens of millions of uninsured Americans are poised on the brink of an historic opportunity to enroll in health coverage, get help with the cost of that coverage, and improve their health and well-being. Right now, states are working feverishly to build new health coverage exchanges. However, we know that simply expanding the availability of insurance will not guarantee that people who are uninsured will get coverage. Experience tells us that there are significant barriers that prevent many people from enrolling—and staying enrolled—in health coverage, and that federal and state governments will need help making sure that these barriers are overcome.
Enroll America is working with a diverse group of stakeholders to ensure that enrollment processes throughout the country are simple, streamlined, and seamless, and that when enrollment in health coverage opens (expected October 1, 2013), people will know about that new coverage and be able to easily find information about where and how to enroll. We hope you’ll join us in this effort by signing up and getting in touch with us.
With this blog, Enroll America hopes to create a true meeting place for those interested in getting uninsured Americans enrolled in health coverage, and I encourage you to submit your comments and thoughts. We will use this blog to showcase innovative ideas that make enrolling in health coverage easy, highlight the progress states are making to develop seamless enrollment systems, share relevant federal decisions and guidance, and provide a forum to discuss key issues related to getting Americans covered.
On September 14, we will formally launch Enroll America and make the announcement available on our website. We are thrilled to get this important work started, and we encourage you to like our Facebook page, to follow us on Twitter, and to sign up at the right side of this page to join our list and receive updates. We have a lot of work to do over the next few years to make sure that all Americans are able to quickly and easily enroll in health coverage. We look forward to working with you. In the next few months, we’ll be releasing more publications and holding webinars and conference calls – so check back soon!]]>