Health centers are an essential component of health care reform not only as a source of primary health care but also as source of information about new health insurance options. The Affordable Care Act requires most Americans to have health insurance beginning January 1, 2014, imposing financial penalties (fees) on individuals who do not have coverage at that time. As the enrollment window approaches, health centers have an opportunity to offer valuable guidance to their communities about the options available and the process of signing up for insurance.
The latest issue of Capital Ink, Capital Link’s e-newsletter, contains an article about how health centers can help patients adjust to the health insurance changes brought by ACA implementation. Access it here.