Tag: ACA

Binational Health Week Omaha 2015 — Semana Binacional de Salud Omaha 2015

Mark your calendars for Binational Health Week (BHW) events in Omaha on October 9th-17th! Binational Health Week is one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population living in the United States and Canada. While this week focuses on Latinos, people of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to… 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 →

Need help getting health coverage? Follow these Maps

Since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act in March of 2010, about 18 million Americans nationwide who otherwise would not have health insurance are now covered.  The number of Nebraskans who have enrolled and maintained coverage after the second enrollment period is about 74,000.  With such large numbers, we hope that the success will continue and be built upon… Read more →

Open Enrollment, Campaign Successes and Tax Season Enrollment

At least 74,000 Nebraskans can rest a little bit easier knowing that they are covered by health insurance following the close of the national open enrollment period February 15. The Department of Health and Human Services announced state numbers Wednesday and also reported that over 11.4 million individuals signed up nationwide, surpassing the goal set by the White House in… Read more →

HHS Announces over 32,000 Nebraskans have Signed Up through Marketplace

It is clear that there is a demand for affordable, high-quality health insurance here in Nebraska, and in the rest of the country. New data released this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows more than 32,000 Nebraskans have signed up for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace since the open enrollment period began on… 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 →

Traveling Nebraska brings new friends and new focus on health care needs

Last week, I traveled around central Nebraska, reaching out to and meeting new organizations and individuals doing outreach and enrollment work for the Affordable Care Act. I am working to expand the Enroll Nebraska coalition with the goal to make it a truly statewide network, connecting organizations to resources and to one another. As I met with people along the… Read more →

ACA In Nebraska: No more choosing between food or medicine

Twenty-four-year-old Selene Cruz of Gering, NE recently lost access to Medicaid coverage because her income rose when she began working two jobs to better provide for her children. At the time, she had a prescription refill coming up. Selene has severe fibromyalgia, and her medication would cost her more than $800 each month without insurance. On top of that, she… Read more →

ACA In Nebraska: Marketplace policy allowed Omaha woman to follow career dreams

Amanda Caillau of Omaha worked as a manager at a restaurant and had health insurance through her employer. But what she really wanted to do was go back to school to pursue her dream of becoming an art teacher. So she did–but in doing so, she lost her insurance. When she initially lost her coverage, she looked at purchasing private… Read more →