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Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act leads to better care and improves financial well-being for new enrollees

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Over 90 percent of new Medicaid enrollees are satisfied with their plans and doctor According to a new report summarizing research to date, 78 percent of new Medicaid enrollees indicated that absent Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they wouldn’t otherwise have the resources necessary to access regular care. Additionally, the overwhelming majority…

Attention: Report household and income changes to the Marketplace

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If you have a Marketplace health plan and your income or household has recently changed, you should report the major life change as soon as possible. Major life changes — like higher or lower income, adding or losing household members, or getting other health coverage — may affect the health insurance or savings you’re eligible…

Learn How to Increase Health Care Marketplace Outreach Using Social Media

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Across the country, community-based organizations—including many HIV/AIDS service organizations—continue to work to enroll individuals in the quality, affordable health care coverage made available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and to help newly-enrolled individuals understand how to use their new coverage. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is sponsoring the following webinar to…

LGBT Health: Celebrating Our Progress and Looking Ahead

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Summary: Here at HHS, our support for LGBT health and wellbeing has spanned across the department. If there is a single thread which ties together the incredible work done by each member of the Health and Human Services family, it is the belief that every American deserves the same opportunity to live a healthy, happy…

Resources Highlight Health Coverage Opportunities for Justice-Involved Individuals

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Many community-based organizations serving individuals coming out of the criminal justice system recognize that their clients have physical, mental, and behavioral health needs, and that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion have created new opportunities for their clients to access quality, affordable health care. However, they do not always know what those opportunities…

Statement by the President on the 35th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America

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Summary: President Obama reflects on the 35 years since the first reported cases of AIDS in 1981, including major accomplishments of his Administration. On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on what would later be understood as the first documented cases of AIDS. The past 35 years tell…

Using your Marketplace insurance to keep you healthy

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Getting health insurance is an important first step to better health. Now that you’re covered, here are 3 ways to get the most out of your health plan: Find a provider you trust Even if you don’t need care right now, it’s important to find a doctor you can trust and work with. You usually…

The Next Step – Making the Most of Your Coverage

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Millions of Americans are gaining health coverage every year. Between 2013 and 2014, African Americans and Latinos saw the largest declines in uninsured rates[1]. During the 2016 open enrollment period, over 2.2 million individuals of color selected plans through the Marketplace[2]. Getting coverage is a big accomplishment, but it is just the first step. Regardless…