Posts for ACA Implementation

Update: Medicaid Expansion Becomes a Reality in New Hampshire

At the beginning of March, we were thrilled to report that the bi-partisan way had been paved for New Hampshire to expand its Medicaid program. With Senate approval of Senate Bill 413 in hand, the House passed the Medicaid expansion...

This Shout Out goes to... the Health Council of South Florida

Earlier this month, First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Health Council of South Florida (HCSF), one of Community Catalyst’s advocate partners that is helping uninsured Floridians enroll in needed coverage. The Department of Health and Human Services asked HCSF  to...

A Day in the Life: One Navigator’s Experience in Bedford County, PA

Navigators, assisters, and certified application counselors are the unbiased people who are there helping consumers understand what the Affordable Care Act means for them and the new insurance options available to them through the law. We want to elevate their...

"Show Me State" Enrollers Show Us How Enrollment Gets Done

Since October, more than 5 million people nationwide have enrolled in health insurance through Marketplaces. This could not have happened without the help of thousands of Certified Application Counselors (CACs). Last week, I had the good fortune of spending a...

Restrictive State Laws Seek to Throw Navigators off Course

As March 31 approaches, signaling the end of ACA open enrollment in Marketplaces until fall of this year, in-person assistance programs are of critical importance. Navigators and other enrollment assisters have been working hard across the country to help consumers...

Bipartisan (yes, that's right) passage of Medicaid Expansion in New Hampshire

New Hampshire consumer advocates and supporters of Medicaid Expansion are waking up today to a new chapter in coverage for New Hampshire residents. With bipartisan support, Senate Bill 413 passed yesterday 18-5 in the Republican-controlled Senate. It is expected to...

And This Shout Out Goes to....FLORIDA CHAIN!!

And This Shout Out Goes to...Florida CHAIN!!! Amidst a challenging political environment for Medicaid expansion efforts, Florida CHAIN Organizer Ryan Morris found a way to show how much of a “joke” rejecting Medicaid expansion is for the sick and working...

Elevating LGBT Health Equity

It is with great pride that we’re posting this blog today! Last night, Community Catalyst was honored at Mass Equality’s annual Icon Awards, recognizing our role as an ally organization in improving access to health coverage for LGBT individuals and...

Health Equity in Focus: Overcoming Enrollment Challenges: Tips for Connecting with Communities of Color

Last year we brought you the Ten Tips for Engaging Communities of Color in Policy Change after meeting with advocates. This year advocates from around the country shared their successes and challenges as they moved through the enrollment period. As...