Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NYT: For Uninsured, Clearing a Way to Enrollment; Obama's Speech: Clever Video; and more

1) Key articles in the press

a) NYT:  For Uninsured, Clearing a Way to Enrollment

b) Assuming your insurer still offers it... Obama’s New and Improved Health Care Pledge -

Very useful article. At the bottom of the article is a video with the comedy shows takes on ACA.  Colbert is very funny.   

Obama Pledges Campaign To Make Sure Health Law Works  

c) My Video and Photos from OFA ACA Summit 110413

c) Many health insurance plans being canceled weren't worth much

d) The Real Story Behind the Phony Canceled Health Insurance Scandal

e) WSJ: Health Insurers Urged to Extend Policies Beyond Year-End   Lawmakers Step Up Pressure on Behalf of Consumers Whose Coverage Is Canceled

f) 6 in 10 shoppers on the Health Insurance Marketplace will be eligible for financial help, says :  

g) Obama Administration Expects 800K To Enroll In By End Of Nov.

h) Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) tweeted at 9:37am - 5 Nov 13:

Newest Kliff Notes out! If you have two minutes, I can explain to you why health plans are being cancelled. 

i) The White House (@WhiteHouse)  5 Nov 13:

Thanks to #Obamacare, 17 million Americans are eligible for tax credits to help them #GetCovered next year —>

2) Resources
a) KFF's interactive subsidy calculator illustrates premiums & subsidies for those buying insurance in marketplaces
b) Kentucky's Obamacare website is working beautifully. But it's person-to-person contact that makes it work 
c) Of 18-24 yr-olds, 1/3 of African Americans & nearly half of Latinos are uninsured.  
Our latest issue brief: The collaboration in Wisconsin that's helping consumers get all the way to the finish line of enrollment.
 Missed our webinar on promising ways to help consumers ? Have no fear, the recording is here! 
e)  How to Enroll in the Affordable Care Act (Free, but must RSVP by Friday!)  Monday, November 18 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. More info
  This is for Capitol Region of Maryland. 
2013 Virtual Webinar: Impact of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Expansion & Insurance Exchanges on HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Services   Registration full, but useful to know about this. 

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