FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 10, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Anne Filipic, President of Enroll America, issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Andy Slavitt to be Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):
“President Obama’s nomination of Andy Slavitt to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is great news for consumers, and for anyone who cares about making America a healthier, happier place to live. Andy has a broad range of experience across both the public and private sector, and since joining CMS, he has been a critical ally to the enrollment coalition in our efforts to make sure every American family has access to quality, affordable health care. Andy has been attuned to the experiences of consumers and was instrumental to improving HealthCare.Gov and the enrollment experience, helping make the second Affordable Care Act open enrollment period an historic success, with more than 10.2 million people finding coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
“An agency that is so important to the health care of millions of Americans deserves a dedicated, skilled Administrator like Andy Slavitt, and we at Enroll America look forward to continuing to work with him to help even more Americans get covered in the next open enrollment period.”
About Get Covered America and Enroll America
Enroll America is the nation’s leading health care enrollment coalition. An independent nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, Enroll America works with more than 4,600 partners in all 50 states to create cutting-edge tools, analyze data, inform policy, and share best practices in service of its mission: maximizing the number of Americans who enroll in and retain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
TheGet Covered America campaign was created in 2013 to inform millions of eligible consumers about their new health insurance options, and has been tested, refined, and proven successful through two enrollment cycles. Get Covered America programs and tools are now being utilized by partners in enrollment efforts nationwide, supported by more than 100 Enroll America staff working both nationally and on-the-ground in targeted communities across the country.