City Council Declares Nov. 19 ‘Healthy Together Day’

November 20, 2014   Comments Off

From WESA:

“In a state with such a rich health insurance plan for children, to know that there are kids out there who are not insured is really a shame and something that we can’t stand by and let continue,” said Executive Director of Consumer Health Coalition, Jason Snyder.

The Boyer Family, who worked with the Consumer Health Coalition to get their 2-year-old son Dawson enrolled in a health plan, highlighted the importance of health coverage for children. At one point the family forgot to re-enroll their son in a healthcare plan, and they were faced with a tough decision.

“We were like ‘Should we go to the hospital? Should we not?’ because of the money aspect of it and you should always worry about your kid’s health first and money second, and Healthy Together has allowed us to do that,” said Melanie Boyer.

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Health care sign-ups go smoothly in Pittsburgh

November 17, 2014   Comments Off

From John Yeager, after one of our Navigators assisted him with signing up for coverage:

“I couldn’t believe they could be that helpful; it would be a 10 out of 10 for me,” said John Yeager, 62 of North Braddock, after signing up in Turtle Creek. He needed health insurance because he recently qualified for permanent disability after having hip, knee and ankle replacements, which means his job and insurance that comes with it will stop at yearend.

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Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

November 17, 2014   Comments Off

From WESA:

Jason Snyder, director of the Consumer Health Coalition, said there is also a concerted effort to insure children in the city. There are an estimated 2,000 uninsured children in the city.

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Brewster, Coalition to Host Affordable Care Act Info Session

October 22, 2014   Comments Off

From InsuranceNewsNet:

To help families obtain health care insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act, state Sen. Jim Brewster and the Consumer Health Care Coalition will hold an information session for the public at 5 p.m., Nov. 5, at Penn State-Greater Allegheny.

To reserve a seat at the session, residents should RSVP to Kathy Jo Osman at 412-664-5200 or

WHAT: Sen. Jim Brewster, Consumer Health Coalition to present ACA information session

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 5

TIME: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: Ostermayer Room in the Penn State-Greater Allegheny Student Community Center, 4050 University Drive, McKeesport

More information here.

Health organizations ready for open enrollment in Beaver County

October 14, 2014   Comments Off

From TimesOnline:

The Consumer Health Coalition, the second-largest grantee in the state behind PACHC, also has teamed with other groups including access network PHAN, Benefits Data Trust, the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania and Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania to serve several counties in the region.

Executive Director Jason Snyder said CHC is still planning events for Beaver County and will list them on its website, but partner organization PHAN already has some scheduled. Last year, CHC worked as a subcontractor for a few other organizations that received navigator funding.

“There are a lot of uninsured people who we need to reach and who we plan to reach, but … we’re very confident that we’re going to be able to do an even better job this year and enroll more people,” Snyder said.

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