Consumer Health Coalition helps people enroll in insurance programs

April 6, 2015   Comments Off

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Consumers have one last chance to obtain health care coverage for 2015 to avoid the fee when filing taxes in 2016. A special enrollment period began Sunday, March 15, and it will run until Thursday, April 30.

Although this is the last opportunity to enroll in health care coverage for 2015 for people who are eligible to enroll in a marketplace plan, it’s important for those who are uninsured and may qualify for medical assistance to know that they can get coverage at any time of the year. This includes uninsured children.

The Consumer Health Coalition works year-round to educate and provide free enrollment assistance to the uninsured to get them covered through the most appropriate health care coverage program, whether it is medical assistance, the health insurance marketplace or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Read the full Letter to the Editor from our Executive Director Jason Snyder here:

CHC’s March 2015 Newsletter!

March 24, 2015   Comments Off

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Read Consumer Health Coalition’s new and improved newsletter for March 2015 here:

CHC March 2015 Newsletter

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Medicaid Enrollment Resources

March 6, 2015   Comments Off

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Visit the PA Enrollment Services website to find information about Medicaid and Healthy PA health insurance. There are tools that help understand plan options, networks, and coverage.

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Local nonprofits make final push as Feb. 15 deadline draws near

February 12, 2015   Comments Off

From Pittsburgh City Paper:

In this last push, Enroll America, which focuses on ACA outreach by serving as a referral agency for local nonprofits, will hold an enrollment event today at the Community College of Allegheny County’s Allegheny Campus, on Pittsburgh’s North Side, along with Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, and the Consumer Health Coalition.

“CCAC has been a great partner in helping us give a chance [to enroll] youth in Allegheny County; people on the North Side; folks who are able to travel here from the Hill District and people from the  West End who can just hop across the bridge. That’s why we’re holding this event here today,” Murphy says. The organization has held more than 50 outreach events at various locations around the county since November.

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Grassroots campaign helps consumers find health-care plans

February 4, 2015   Comments Off


From Pittsburgh City Paper:

Rather than expand Pennsylvania’s existing Medicaid program, Gov. Corbett, a vocal opponent of the ACA, added another program, Healthy PA, on top of it. Though it grants coverage to 600,000 Pennsylvanians who weren’t eligible under the ACA last year, it also has new conditions. For example, people who qualify must search for work, and if they miss a payment, they are locked out of coverage.

“It’s helpful being around other navigators. We can help each other out with troubleshooting, especially right now with Healthy PA questions,” Kayla Berkey, a navigator with the Consumer Health Coalition, said in between helping people on weekday evening at the Carnegie Library in Oakland. “We can connect with other assisters to find out what’s not working so we can do advocacy to change it.”

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