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Enrollment starts tomorrow

By Dr. Katherine Scheirman
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Open Enrollment for 2015 begins tomorrow and runs through February 15, 2015.

It’s hard to believe that it has been one year since Americans began enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since that time, 7.3 million enrollees have signed up for marketplace plans and another 8 million have gained coverage through Medicaid or CHIP.

We have made tremendous progress already. And, tomorrow, with your help, we can continue making progress to ensure every American finally has access to the healthcare they need and deserve.

To kick start your efforts, I wanted to share some DFA tools that have been vital in my advocacy and will serve as the basis for DFA’s enrollment and education campaign:

  • Doctors for America Enrollment 101 PowerPoint Presentation  To help aid your education and outreach, this slide show presentation offers an ACA overview about the benefits available during open enrollment. Use elements of this for your outreach presentations to best suit your audience.
     
  • Pocket card – If you are looking for a handy ACA pocket reference card to slip into your white coat, we have the perfect thing for you. Learn how to screen patients for health insurance, answer basic questions, and point them in the right direction. Print out the pocket reference card and share it with your patients! 

Last but certainly not least,  don’t forget to tell your friends and family to get covered if they aren't already! They can also check out their new options if they got covered in the last enrollment period. For more info visit www.healthcare.gov.

Dr. Katherine Scheirman is the Oklahoma State Director of Doctors for America and a retired US Air Force Colonel.

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