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Helping Individuals Obtain Health Coverage Under the ACA
Healthcare Financial Management Association

With the enrollment period for the health insurance marketplaces (also known as exchanges) set to begin Oct. 1, rapid changes are taking place nationwide to expand health coverage and access to care for uninsured or underinsured individuals.

Hospitals in all states could play a critical role in helping individuals enroll—and stay enrolled—in health coverage. Trusted in their communities and accustomed to providing patients with culturally and linguistically competent assistance, they are often the first place the uninsured come into contact with the healthcare system.