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The Get Covered Guide: An interview with Lucy Berrington

The Get Covered Guide: An interview with Lucy Berrington

This week I spoke with Lucy Berrington, MS HCOMM ’13, co-author of the Get Covered Guide: Understanding the New Health Insurance. She wrote the guide in spring 2013 as her Applied Learning Experience (ALE). How did you begin the project? My preceptor at Enroll America needed an environmental scan of existing outreach and enrollment tools and materials relating to Medicaid, CHIP and SNAP. We were looking at what could be repurposed for the Affordable Care Act effort. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Affordable Care Act

9M and Counting: The Affordable Care Act

9M and Counting: The Affordable Care Act

On January 10, 2013, the total ACA enrollment totaled 9 million, following a cascade of education campaigns from health insurers, employers and federal and state governments. Getting the word out beforehand was a gargantuan effort. BACKGROUND At the federal level, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)website includes steps to coverage via the marketplace, specifics of coverage changes for different groups (e.g. women, those with pre-existing conditions) and key elements of the law. HHS has … Read entire article »

Filed under: Affordable Care Act