Category Archives: Helpline

Seeking Your Participation

Health Care For All has been asked to help review some health insurance materials! We would like your help to make sure the materials are easy to read and understand. Two people from the Center for Health Literacy will come to … Continue reading

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Each of Us Doing Our Part in Boston After the Attacks – HCFA Available to Navigate Health Care Coverage Challenges

Health Care For All is getting the word out that our free HelpLine is available to assist Massachusetts residents with insurance issues following the Marathon attacks. The HelpLine counselors are unparalleled in their understanding of our health care system and … Continue reading

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Challenge: Enroll All Kids. Timeline: May 2011. Prizes: Valuable Cash. Winners: Everyone

The May 2011 Statewide Enrollment Challenge has officially begun! Across the state, 66 organizations have accepted the challenge to continue their hard work and enroll as many eligible children into health care as they can during the month of May. … Continue reading

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Congressman Markey Working To Strengthen Health Reform Implementation

While the US House Republicans are working to undermine the gains of the Affordable Care Act, and impact Massachusetts in the process, members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation are using the lessons of our implementation of chapter 58 to strengthen … Continue reading

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HCFA HelpLine Inundated with Dental Calls

The HCFA HelpLine is often the first place that we see the trends that come from big gaps in our system of care. The loss of restorative dental care – such as fillings, root canals, and dentures – for the … Continue reading

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Together We Can!: Feds Back Innovative State/HCFA/HLA Partnership

Today federal HHS awarded the Commonwealth a $743,000 consumer assistance grant for implementation of national health reform (federal press release, fact sheet, and blog post). Today Senator Kerry cheered the grant, saying “this investment will ensure that patients across Massachusetts … Continue reading

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213 Kids Enrolled – and Counting

September 29th was a very busy and special day at Health Care For All as staff and volunteers were engaged to make a difference in children’s lives. Our got coverage? Health Coverage For Kids and Teens campaign launched HCFA’s first … Continue reading

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Making Health Reform Work: State Consumer Assistance Programs

Our colleagues at the Community Service Society NY and Community Catalyst have released a fantastic (and beautiful to look at too!) new report (pdf) that highlights the importance of State Consumer Assistance Programs (CAPs) in making health reform implementation work … Continue reading

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Report From The Front: “I have heard desperation in our callers’ voices that I have not heard before”

[HCFA Helpline Counselor Hannah Frigand is on the frontline of what’s happening in Massachusetts. Our Helpline volume is up, as some 1000 people a week call for assistance with their health coverage. For our callers, health care policy has personal … Continue reading

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National Health Reform is Good For Massachusetts: Helping Pam

HCFA’s HelpLine is on track to field more than 40,000 calls this year. Every day we hear from HelpLine callers who tell us that were it not for our help, they would be stuck without access to health care. National … Continue reading

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