Community Health Centers Get $58 Million to Expand Enrollment Assistance

By William Tomasko

Here at Enroll America, we’ve never disguised how we’re huge fans of the role community health centers can play in helping consumers get covered.

That’s why we we’re thrilled today to hear that the Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $58 million in grant funding to help 1,157 health centers expand their enrollment assistance efforts.

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“The additional funding announced today will allow health centers across the country to serve even more consumers with free, professional, in-person help enrolling in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace,” said Enroll America’s president Anne Filipic in response to the news. “Consumers who have found the process of enrolling in a health plan confusing should know they are not alone: they can talk to an expert for free in their community who will help them choose a plan that’s right for them and their families.”

Health centers are a natural fit for providing in-person help because they’re already a trusted source of information for the patients they serve. In fact, research suggests that health care settings are one of the most popular places people would like to go for enrollment help. Health centers, therefore, are pivotal players in the effort to maximize the number of consumers who sign up for new health insurance options.

You can see a breakdown of the awards to specific health centers sorted by state here.

We’re excited to continue working with health centers to help get as many consumers covered as possible!

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