The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships held an Affordable Care Act Briefing for Faith and other Community-based Organizations. The White House and HHS thanked community leaders from across the United States for their efforts to educate and enroll people in the Health Insurance Marketplace, as giving information on funding opportunities and announcing a new initiative from HHS called “Coverage To Care”. The “Coverage To Care” initiative is intended to help individuals in navigating the opportunities available to them with their newly received coverage.
Melissa Rogers, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Paertnerships, opened the briefing by thanking leaders for their efforts in helping enroll over 80 million people in the Marketplace. The White House and HHS Partnership Center also released a thank you letter for all of the faith-based organizations who worked on ACA education, outreach and enrollment.
Two panel discussions were held as a part of the briefing, one concerning the sharing of best practices for enrollment and outreach about the ACA, and a second discussing Medicaid expansion. A listening session was also conducted in order for attendees to share their success stories and to try to answer the question of “What worked?” in encouraging enrollment and education about the ACA.
HHS also announced plans to continue their ACA webinar series on Special Enrollment Periods and Health Insurance Literacy, and invited attendees to participate and share these webinar opportunities with their communities. Updated webinars will be posted on the web here: http://go.usa.gov/9G94.
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