Author: Jeff Sheldon

Why Initiative 427 to expand Medicaid in Nebraska makes sense

This is a guest blog by Enroll Nebraska intern Michael Linngren.   Over the past six years, Enroll Nebraska has worked to help enroll as many Nebraskans as possible in health coverage via the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid programs. Through our network, local enrollment assisters connect people with resources necessary to pursue enrollment and provide support throughout the enrollment… Read more →

United Way 2-1-1 and Enroll Nebraska team up for enrollment success

Note: This is a guest post by Enroll Nebraska intern Tori Olson.   Enroll Nebraska partnered with United Way of the Midland’s 2-1-1 Call Center for the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period from November 2016 – January 2017. When callers accessed the free referral service by phone, 2-1-1 played an automated message suggesting the caller ask their live receptionist… Read more →

Eligibility for ACA Coverage in Nebraska 2015

This is a guest post from Enroll Nebraska intern Sally Henry.   A new analysis published by The Kaiser Family Foundation takes a look at state-by-state estimates as well as overall estimates of the number of people eligible for ACA health coverage among those who are still uninsured. The article states that 32.3 million non-elderly people lacked health coverage in… Read more →

In the news: Lawmakers working together shows ACA is here to stay

Note: This is a guest post from Enroll Nebraska intern Sally Henry. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been the topic of heated debate within Congress since it was first introduced and passed in 2010, but after the Supreme Court delivered the law a major victory in June, lawmakers are starting to work together acknowledging the reality that the ACA… Read more →

Health Insurance Marketplace’s First Years Brings Coverage to Many

This is a guest post from Enroll Nebraska intern Sally Henry. According to the United States Census Bureau, the percentage of Americans without health insurance dropped from 13.3 to 10.4 percent between the years of 2013 and 2014.  In other words, 8.8 million people gained health insurance. Kaiser Health News recently published a succinct overview of the Census Bureau’s study… Read more →

In The News: Affordable Care Act can help Native Americans find coverage

This is a guest post from Enroll Nebraska intern Sally Henry. Hi, my name is Sally! I come from California/Iowa (long story), and after many years grumbling about how terrible winter is, I courageously began my voyage back to California’s perpetual summertime after graduating high school.  I only made it about three hours from home before finding myself enrolled in… Read more →

Nebraskans can find Health Insurance assistance by calling 2-1-1

People in Nebraska and southwest Iowa will now have an easy-to-use, new resource to find free, local help in learning about their health insurance options by calling the 2-1-1 service. The 2-1-1 service, operated in Nebraska and southwest Iowa by United Way of the Midlands in Omaha, is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find… Read more →

‘500 by the 15th’ surpasses health coverage goal

A statewide campaign to help at least 500 Nebraskans enroll in health insurance or renew previous plans in the first half of December was a resounding success, Enroll Nebraska announced today. Enroll Nebraska, a statewide network of health care providers, community organizations, in-person assisters, and advocacy groups, revealed that participating organizations helped 893 Nebraskans either enroll or renew coverage plans… Read more →

Health News and Resources for July

News and Updates 20 million Americans have gained coverage thanks to the ACA An estimated 20 million Americans have gained coverage as of May 1, 2014 thanks to the Affordable Care Act. These include young adults who gained coverage under parents’ policies, people who bought plans in the marketplaces, individuals who purchased coverage directly from insurers, and adults and children… Read more →

Automatic re-enroll will make it easy for people to keep Marketplace coverage

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it would be easy for people to re-enroll in their 2014 health coverage through the Marketplace for 2015 if they wished to keep the same plan. “As we plan for open enrollment in year two and continue to build a sustainable long-term system, we are committed to simplifying… Read more →