Category Archives: Outreach

Enroll America Reports on Massachusetts Health Reform Education Campaign

Enroll America is the national non-profit working to to maximize the number of uninsured Americans who enroll in health coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act. They are focusing on states with the highest numbers of uninsured, as you … Continue reading

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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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HHS Releases Report on Successes of Consumer Assistance Programs Nationwide

Today federal HHS released a report detailing the successes of Consumer Assistance Programs, including Health Care For All’s HelpLine. In 2010, as a result of the Affordable Care Act, 35 states were awarded grants to provide consumers with assistance navigating … Continue reading

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Washington Post Visits HCFA: “Meet Kate Bicego, the woman who knows how to implement Obamacare”

Yesterday, Sarah Kliff from the Washington Post’s Wonkblog visited HCFA and Community Catalyst, and here’s her fabulous report: Meet Kate Bicego, the woman who knows how to implement Obamacare. Kate is HCFA’s Helpline Manager, and, as Kliff reported, she and … Continue reading

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Public Health Committee Approves CMSP, Drug Marketing, Outreach Bills

Yesterday the Joint Committee on Public Health, chaired by Senator Susan Fargo and Representative Jeffrey Sanchez recommended favorably 27 bills, and moved along two additional bills to the Committee on Health Care Financing.  Among the bills were some important HCFA … Continue reading

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Follow Up To Nancy Turnbull’s Questions: Why Are So Many Low-Income People In Massachusetts Still Uninsured?

Connector Board member Nancy Turnbull asked an important question on the ‘BUR CommonHealth blog on Tuesday, Why Are So Many Low-Income People In Massachusetts Still Uninsured? Nancy reviewed the just-released 2009 Department of Revenue data on tax-reported health insurance coverage, … Continue reading

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CMS Honors HCFA Staffer and Massachusetts Children’s Outreach

This week the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognized HCFA’s Children’s Health Policy and Outreach Manager, Dayanne Leal, for her outstanding efforts to identify and enroll eligible children in MassHealth and other children’s health program. Dayanne was … Continue reading

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Got Coverage? 1,479 More Kids in MA Do Now!

It’s been a whirlwind month, but the first phase of the “got coverage?” Kids Enrollment Challenge is DONE! And thanks to the tireless efforts of 66 enrollment organizations statewide, HCFA is proud to announce that 1,479 previously uninsured children now … 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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Breathtakingly Historic: Universal Coverage for Kids Achieved in MA

For us at HCFA, the report of the continued increase in insurance coverage cheered us yet again. The 2010 Massachusetts Health Insurance Survey from DHCFP reported the extraordinary finding that 98.1% of all Massachusetts residents have coverage, a statistically significant … Continue reading

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