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Assessing the Role of State and Local Public Health in Outreach and Enrollment for Expanded Coverage

Assessing the Role of State and Local Public Health in Outreach and Enrollment for Expanded Coverage: A Case Study on Tacoma–Pierce County, Washington

Nazleen Bharmal
Malcolm V. Williams
Laurie T. Martin
Christian Lopez
Copyright Date: 2016
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 12
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt1d9np7b
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    Assessing the Role of State and Local Public Health in Outreach and Enrollment for Expanded Coverage
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    Part of a series on innovative models and best practices for leveraging local health departments’ involvement in Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act outreach and enrollment, this report describes a case study on Tacoma–Pierce County, Washington, that captures nuanced differences in how health departments support these efforts, identifies facilitators and barriers to these approaches, and develop lessons learned from these activities.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-9619-7
    Subjects: Health Sciences, History, Business
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  1. Assessing the Role of State and Local Public Health in Outreach and Enrollment for Expanded Coverage A Case Study on Tacoma–Pierce County, Washington (pp. 1-12)
    Nazleen Bharmal, Malcolm V. Williams, Laurie T. Martin and Christian Lopez

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)¹ laid the groundwork for a substantial increase in the number of people who have access to health insurance through Medicaid expansion or health insurance marketplaces.² During the first openenrollment season, states used a variety of strategies to reach out to and enroll newly eligible people. Typically, federal and state funding was used to develop navigator programs in each state. The design of these programs differed by location,³ and, although many stakeholders were involved in these efforts, state and local health departments (LHDs) were, and remain, a relatively untapped resource.⁴ This is somewhat...