Posts for Affordable Care Act

Making it Matter: Supporting LGBT Seniors through Health Care Reform Initiatives

As Community Catalyst’s Health Equity summer intern, I got to spend some time chatting with Linda Ellis of Georgia’s The Health Initiative about why closing the coverage gap in Georgia, and other states that have yet to expand Medicaid is...

What does the Coverage Gap have to do with kids? A whole lot, it turns out.

Last week, Virginia’s General Assembly once again took up the issue of closing the coverage gap, and once again struck the measure down. The primary goal of last week’s special session was to discuss the closure of this gap: Governor...

Take 2: Essential Health Benefits – Wait, didn’t we just do that?

As we enter the fall of 2014, the window of opportunity to influence what benefits are required in Marketplace plans is opening. While the essential health benefits (EHB) package is already set for 2015, advocates have the opportunity to influence...

Navigator Grant Recipients for 2014: New Recipients Have Strengths in Reaching the Remaining Uninsured

On Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services released Navigator grant recipients for the 2014 open enrollment period.

How state-based advocates made open enrollment a success

Last week was all about outreach and enrollment and talking up the success of consumer advocates’ work during the first ACA open enrollment period.

Cross-Post: Creating unlikely partnerships to improve the health of diverse older adults

This blog was originally posted by the Diverse Elders Coalition here.  Community Catalyst and the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) are thrilled to announce the launch of two new partnerships on the ground in New Mexico and Georgia. The unlikely partnerships will facilitate the...

Recognizing National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, and it is a great time to reflect on the unique health needs of youth who are or have been in foster care and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helps to support these...

Health Equity in Focus: Taking a Closer Look—Successful enrollment strategies in New Jersey

In New Jersey, the final enrollment numbers attest to the coordinated efforts enrollment specialists and consumer health advocates activated across the Garden State. With more than 162,000 New Jerseyans enrolled in the Marketplace in this first open enrollment period, and...

The ACA’s Success is Bigger Than Enrollment

The end of the first open enrollment period has brought with it some great news – more than 8 million individuals have enrolled in Marketplace plans since October 2013, and more than 4 million individuals gained coverage through Medicaid and...