ACA Initiatives

New Materials Available to Support “Access is the Answer” Efforts Across the Country

NACHC has recently release several new resources that Health Centers and Primary Care Associations can use to make the case for Health Center funding through the “Access is the Answer” campaign. “Access is the Answer:  Community Health Centers, Primary Care, and the Future of American Health Care” highlights how America’s access deficit cannot be solved by insurance alone because 62 million people –  a majority of whom are insured

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Save the Date: Important NACHC TeleForum to Occur February 11th at 1:00 PM CST (12noon MST)

The next NACHC TeleForum will occur on Tuesday, February 11th at 1:00 PM CST (12noon MST).  We invite and encourage all Health Center Advocates to join NACHC for this free call to receive new details on NACHC’s crucial 2014 policy and advocacy campaign.  This is a key call for all Health Center Advocates to join as we enter a year of unprecedented opportunities and challenges.  To sign up to receive the call, click here.  Advocates can also

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Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace in Chinese (Mandarin)

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) invites you to join our Google Hangout in Chinese on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm ET. One in seven Chinese Americans lacks health insurance. With almost half of all Chinese Americans report speaking English less than very well, Chinese Americans are among the highest limited English proficient populations in the nation. To help provide information to limited English

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Study Shows High Ratings of Patient Satisfaction at Health Centers

A new study shows that more than 80 percent of Community Health Center patients rated their quality of care as high.  The study, published in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family Medicine, showed that 84 percent of patients reported excellent/very good overall quality of services, 81 percent reported excellent/very good quality of clinician care, and 84 percent were very likely to refer friends and relatives to the center. "Clinicians

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Assessing the Potential Impact of the ACA on Uninsured Community Health Center Patients: A Nationwide and State-by-State Analysis – Report

George Washington University School of Public Health offers this research analysis of the effect of the ACA in states choosing whether or not to expand Medicaid.  The report is available here:  Report from George Washington University School of Public Health Kaiser Health News comments on the revenue lost to CHCs in states not expanding Medicaid.  

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Nebraska Dept. of Insurance to Host Educational Sessions on ACA

The Nebraska Department of Insurance will be hosting a series of educational sessions across the state with regard to the Affordable Care Act.  The Department will be giving an introductory presentation on Health Insurance Exchanges and the role of the state in a federally facilitated marketplace (Exchange).  There will be a question and answer session after the presentation. The presentation will include: • The Affordable Care Act and what it

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CMS Gathering Personal Stories about ACA Impact

Over the next few months, CMS will be gathering personal stories and testimonials about the impact of the Affordable Care Act and enrolling the uninsured in health insurance.  We encourage you to submit stories from the people you serve.  Stories and testimonials can be submitted to champion@cms.hhs.gov   Please include “Health Insurance Testimonial” in the email subject line, as well as contact information if the story is personalized.  

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Consumer Protection from Fraud in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Steps have been initiated to prevent and respond to individuals attempting to take advantage of the public during health care implementation.  These measures include: Reporting fraud mechanism: A new feature of the Marketplace Call Center (1-800-318-2596, TTY 1-855-889-4325) will now enable individuals to report fraud simply by calling the 1800 number. Call Center operators have been trained to take a fraud complaint, and refer them to FTC’s Consumer

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Collection of media coverage from the statewide press conferences on Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

Associated Press: Nebraska groups promote new insurance marketplace LJS: Agencies get ready to help Nebraskans find health insurance NTV:  Local Agencies to Navigate Nebraskans through Affordable Care Act KETV:  Nebraska groups promote new insurance marketplace Grand Island Independent: Affordable Care Act marketplace opens Oct. 1

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NACHC TeleForum Call next Thursday, Sept. 26 at 1pm CDT

All health center advocates are invited to join NACHC Federal Affairs staff for a free TeleForum call on Sept. 26 to learn what to expect from Congress this fall and how you can help to advance NACHC's advocacy strategy. To sign up to receive the call, click here.

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