The Obama administration has published a variety of materials for hospitals and other providers to support health care coverage expansion through Medicaid and the health insurance marketplaces (exchanges). The marketplaces’ second year of open enrollment will begin Nov. 15, and will run through Feb. 15, 2015.
Essential hospitals contributed significantly to the launch of the marketplaces and Medicaid expansion in 2013. Their success enrolling patients in health care coverage reflects their long experience as frontline providers to the uninsured and other vulnerable patients.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted brochures, posters, fact sheets, and other resources — available both electronically and in hard copy — on its health insurance marketplace outreach and education page. All resources are available in English and Spanish.
Also available are these resources:
- a two-page fact sheet with basic information on the marketplaces, in English and Spanish
- a pamphlet on key dates and deadlines for health insurance marketplace activities
- extensive outreach tools for helping consumers understand their Medicaid enrollment options