Getting Out the Word on the Benefits of the Affordable Care Act
Dates of Project: December 2011 – December 2012
Families USA worked with the media to raise awareness among low-income people and communities of color on new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.
Description: Although low-income people and communities of color are likely to benefit the most from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, this will only happen if they know how to access the affordable health insurance made available through the act. Reaching these groups about past coverage expansions was difficult.
Families USA expanded its print and video story bank about individuals’ struggles to obtain or keep health insurance; increased media coverage (including by ethnic media) about the benefits of the ACA for low-income people and communities of color; trained minority journalists on covering the ACA; and sponsored several events.
- Effective Education, Outreach, and Enrollment Approaches for Populations Newly Eligible for Health Coverage March 1, 2012
- Medicaid Welcome-Mat Effect of Affordable Care Act Implementation Could be Substantial July 8, 2013
- The Supreme Court's Surprising Decision on the Medicaid Expansion August 1, 2012
- Predicting the Effects of the Affordable Care Act March 1, 2012
- Advancing Bipartisan Understanding of Health Policy Issues May 22, 2013
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