Enrollment in health insurance marketplace in federally qualified health center population
Keira McGuire | 02.12.14
The Health insurance marketplace is open and has been since October, but Jenny Engler, the Chief Executive Officer at Family First Health in York, says enrollment within their patient population is just starting to pick up.
Family First Health is a federally qualified health center – which means they can provide services to the uninsured at reduced rates – depending on a patient’s household size and income. They say many of their uninsured patients want to get covered, and they’ve enrolled about 200 of those patients to date.
Learn more about enrollment in the health insurance marketplace in customers of federally qualified health centers in the video below.
Unfortunately – of the roughly 20 percent of the uninsured patients they treat – Engler says more than half of them will fall into the coverage gap, meaning their income is too high to qualify for medicaid, and too low to shop in the marketplace. Still – she’s encouraging the uninsured to come in and look at the options.
"Many are pleasantly surprised by the costs – we’re seeing plans in the range of 25-35 dollars a month. As low as 79 cents a month for one individual," says Enger.
Learn more about how you can make the most of your new health plan in our new Getting Covered: The Affordable Care Act guide. This multimedia guide is designed to help individuals as well as small business employers in Pennsylvania understand changes under the Affordable Care Act and assess healthcare needs before shopping, explore health plans and learn how to access them.
Published in PA Insurance Marketplace