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Coverage is Good Medicine:
ACA Outreach and Enrollment

Be a Coverage Champion:
Tools to Educate Your Patients and Community

Special Enrollment Periods
  1. Share our Special Enrollment Period Flier (year-round)
General Enrollment Information (next open enrollment is November 1, 2015 to January 30, 2016)
  1. Download our Enrollment 101 PowerPoint Presentation
  2. Share our Open Enrollment Poster
  3. ACA Pocket Card for Providers
  4. Share your actions, stories, and feedback

Doctors, medical students, and other health care providers play an important role in getting uninsured patients connected to health insurance. Since 2013, 16.4 million people have gotten covered through the new health insurance options created by the Affordable Care Act. That's the biggest increase since Medicare and Medicaid opened in the 1960's!  But millions more still don't know they qualify for health insurance. 

Doctors for America members are doing their part. We are giving presentations in churches and community colleges, handing out fliers in clinics and hospitals, calling uninsured individuals to encourage them to enroll, and using media and social media to get the word out.  We even did a Coverage is Good Medicine Bus Tour in Florida!


Special Enrollment Periods

The next Marketplace open enrollment period is November 1, 2015 to January 30, 2015.
But there are several ways people can get covered in the meantime.

Year-round enrollment is available for the following programs:

  • Medicaid: For low-income individuals and families
  • CHIP: For children in low-income families
  • Small business marketplace: For small businesses of 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees
  • Federally-recognized Indian tribes and Alaska Native shareholders can sign up or change plans once per month throughout the year
For 60 days after a life-qualifying event, you can sign up for marketplace insurance.  Life-qualifying events may include:
  • Getting married
  • Having a baby
  • Adopting a child or placing a child for adoption or foster care
  • Losing your insurance (for example: losing your job, graduating from school, turning 26)
  • Permanently moving outside your plan's coverage area (for example: moving to another state)
  • Gaining citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S.
  • Gaining status as a member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe or Alaska Native shareholder (see above)
  • Leaving incarceration
  • Change in income or family status that changes your eligibility for premium tax credits or cost-sharing reduction changes
Visit healthcare.gov to Answer a few questions to find out if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

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Medicaid Expansion

Get involved in Doctors for America's Medicaid Expansion campaign to help more people in your community qualify for health insurance. 

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