Health centers to help uninsured gain affordable coverage

The Health Resources and Services Administration is providing $150 million in funding to help health centers offer eligibility and enrollment assistance to uninsured patients and residents in their approved service areas, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced yesterday. The new funds will allow health centers to hire new staff, train existing staff, and conduct community outreach events and other educational activities. Health centers will help consumers understand their coverage options, determine their eligibility and enroll in new affordable health insurance options. According to HHS, community health centers will be able to provide unbiased information to consumers about health insurance, the new health insurance marketplace, qualified health plans, and Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Announcement