August 12, 2011
ACA Enrollment Eligibility Rules Create Clear Pathway to Coverage for Millions of Uninsured Americans
Statement of Robert Restuccia, Executive Director of Community Catalyst, on HHS regulations issued today that will determine how families enroll in coverage options under the Affordable Care Act.
(BOSTON) - "While the Affordable Care Act will make many significant improvements to our health care system, its greatest promise is that it will enable millions of uninsured Americans to gain access to health care. Today, the Department of Health and Humans Services brought us one big step closer to realizing that promise by issuing regulations that create a simple, seamless way for families to enroll in coverage options created by the ACA.
"Given the number of people who will benefit from expanded access to coverage under the ACA, it's critical that enrollment be easy and without bureaucratic barriers. While we haven't reviewed the regulations in detail, we applaud HHS's commitment to a clear, straightforward path to comprehensive coverage for those who need it."
About Community Catalyst
Community Catalyst is a national non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to quality affordable health care for all. Community Catalyst works in partnership with national, state and local consumer organizations, policymakers, and foundations, providing leadership and support to change the health care system so it serves everyone - especially vulnerable members of society.
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