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May

Coverage to Care: No Longer Fighting Depression Alone

Posted May 12, 2015
By Andrea Jahen, 24, Austin, Texas

Having health coverage made seeking treatment for my depression easier. Now I’m moving forward. ....Continue Reading →


Medicaid and CHIP: Families Can Apply at Any Time – So Why Wait?

Posted May 4, 2015
By Vikki Wachino, Acting Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

We want families to know that they can apply for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time – there’s no deadline. ....Continue Reading →


Keena’s #GetCovered Story: How Medicaid Expansion Helps Me Take Care of My Health

Posted May 1, 2015
By Keena Hicks, Philadelphia

Even though the Marketplace open enrollment is closed until next fall, people can enroll year-round in Medicaid. ....Continue Reading →


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April

Two Days Left, One More Chance to #GetCovered for 2015

Posted April 28, 2015
By Nicholas Garlow, HHS (Public Affairs)

This Special Enrollment Period to enroll in health coverage will only be available for two more days. You must enroll by April 30 if you want to get covered. ....Continue Reading →


Promoting Healthy Living While Protecting the Rights of Employees

Posted April 16, 2015
By Rhett Buttle, Director, Private Sector Engagement, Department of Health and Human Services

Today’s proposed rule clarifies that wellness programs are permitted under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but only if they are not used to discriminate based on disability. ....Continue Reading →


Tax Season: You May Still Be Able to #GetCovered for 2015

Posted April 14, 2015
By Nicholas Garlow, HHS (Public Affairs)

Owe a fee on your taxes for not having health coverage in 2014 and don’t yet have health coverage for 2015? You may still be able to get coverage for 2015. ....Continue Reading →


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March

Celebrating 5 Years: The Personal Stories Behind the Affordable Care Act Numbers

Posted March 23, 2015
By Judy Sarasohn, HHS (Public Affairs)

As we celebrate 5 years of the Affordable Care Act, here are a few stories that people have shared with us about what having health insurance means to them. ....Continue Reading →


Approximately 11.2 Million Additional Individuals Enrolled in Medicaid as of January 2015

Posted March 20, 2015
By Vikki Wachino, Acting Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

The Medicaid and CHIP data being release today shows enrollment reaching approximately 11.2 million additional individuals as of January. ....Continue Reading →


Owe a Fee for Not Having Health Coverage in 2014? You May Still Be Able to Get Coverage for 2015

Posted March 16, 2015
By HealthCare.gov

The Special Enrollment opportunity runs from March 15 through April 30, 2015. Get started on HealthCare.gov. ....Continue Reading →


Fewer Young Adults Rely on the Emergency Department for Routine Care

Posted March 10, 2015
By Richard Kronick, Ph.D., Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the annual rate of emergency department visits by young adults age 19 to 25 decreased by 1.4 percent in 2011. ....Continue Reading →


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February


An Invitation to Participate in the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

Posted February 27, 2015
By Patrick Conway, CMS Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer, Karen DeSalvo, HHS Acting Assistant Secretary for Health and National Coordinator for Health IT, and Meena Seshamani, Director of the HHS Office of Health Reform

HHS is inviting partners within the health care community to participate in the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (“Network”).  ....Continue Reading →


Every Story is Personal: Share Your #GetCovered Story

Posted February 26, 2015
By Nicholas Garlow, HHS (Public Affairs)

The story of this Open Enrollment was written by millions of Americans who came to the Marketplace and got covered for 2015.  ....Continue Reading →


Open Enrollment Week 14: February 16, 2015 – February 22, 2015

Posted February 25, 2015

Each week during Open Enrollment 2015, weekly snapshots were released to provide a more detailed look at the millions of consumers who visited HealthCare.gov, shopped for coverage, selected plans or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform.  ....Continue Reading →


Open Enrollment 2015 Re-Enrollment Snapshot

Posted February 25, 2015

The re-enrollment snapshot looks at overall plan selections by enrollment status in the 37 states using the HealthCare.gov platform, including details of how many consumers were automatically re-enrolled and the number of consumers who actively selected the same plan or a different plan.  ....Continue Reading →


Nearly 10.8 Million Additional Individuals Enrolled in Medicaid as of December 2014

Posted February 23, 2015
By Vikki Wachino, Acting Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

The Medicaid and CHIP data being release today shows enrollment reaching nearly 10.8 million additional individuals as of December 2014.  ....Continue Reading →


Open Enrollment Week 13: February 7, 2015 – February 15, 2015

Posted February 18, 2015

On February 15, the second year of Open Enrollment came to a close with about 11.4 million consumers selecting plans or being automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform or State-Based Marketplaces.  ....Continue Reading →


Affordable Care Act: Enrollment Opportunity for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Posted February 13, 2015
By Yvette Roubideaux, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor to the Secretary for American Indians and Alaska Natives

I urge all American Indians and Alaska Natives to go to HealthCare.gov, call 1-800-318-2596, or visit localhelp.healthcare.gov to see what benefits are available to you and to ensure that you have health coverage for 2015.  ....Continue Reading →


Historia #ObténCobertura #GetCovered de John: Cómo sentirse seguro

Posted February 13, 2015
Por John Conlon, 25, Houston

Para alguien como yo, de 20 y tantos años, tener un seguro de salud es importante porque siempre algo puede salir mal. El seguro me da tranquilidad y seguridad. ....Continue Reading →


3 Days Left for LGBT Americans to #GetCovered

Posted February 12, 2015
By Aditi Hardikar, Associate Director for the Office of Public Engagement, The White House

There are three days left to #GetCovered under the Affordable Care Act. These next three days couldn’t be more important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans across the country. ....Continue Reading →


Open Enrollment Week 12: January 31, 2015 – February 6, 2015

Posted February 11, 2015

Since Open Enrollment began on November 15, 7.75 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform. ....Continue Reading →


The Affordable Care Act: Closing the Gap When It Comes to Health Care

Posted February 4, 2015
By Sylvia Mathews Burwell, HHS Secretary

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 7.8 million African Americans with private insurance now have access to expanded preventive services with no cost-sharing. ....Continue Reading →


Open Enrollment Week 11: January 24, 2015 – January 30, 2015

Posted February 4, 2015

Since Open Enrollment began on November 15, nearly 7.5 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform. ....Continue Reading →


Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Reaches 10 million More Than the Average Monthly Enrollment for July Through September 2013

Posted February 2, 2015
By Vikki Wachino, Acting Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

The most recent Medicaid and CHIP data shows enrollment reaching over 10.1 million additional Americans as of November 2014. ....Continue Reading →


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January


Mucky Duck’s #GetCovered Story: Pub Serves Employee Health

Posted January 29, 2015

We think that the SHOP Marketplace is a valuable tool for our business. ....Continue Reading →


Open Enrollment Week 10: January 17, 2015 – January 23, 2015

Posted January 28, 2015

Since Open Enrollment began on November 15, almost 7.3 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform. ....Continue Reading →


Eric’s #GetCovered Story: Accidents Happen, Make Sure You’re Covered

Posted January 27, 2015
By Eric Lovely, 33, Denver

Don’t gamble with your health. You can find a plan that fits your budget and your lifestyle at HealthCare.gov. ....Continue Reading →


Open Enrollment Week 9: January 10, 2015 – January 16, 2015

Posted January 21, 2015

Since Open Enrollment began on November 15, more than 7.1 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform. ....Continue Reading →


Chad’s #GetCovered Story: Insuring Fitness and Confidence

Posted January 20, 2015
By Chad Mason, 36, Lynchburg, Virginia

I’m so glad I listened to my body and got covered through the Marketplace. ....Continue Reading →


Latinos and the Affordable Care Act

Posted January 15, 2015
By Elizabeth Perez, Public Health Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Communications

One of the best ways to have good health is to ensure you and your familia have access to healthcare insurance. ....Continue Reading →


5 Reasons to #GetCovered for 2015

Posted January 14, 2015
By Nicholas Garlow, HHS (Public Affairs)

Still thinking about your News Year’s resolutions? Make sure having health insurance is on the list. ....Continue Reading →


Open Enrollment Week 8: January 3, 2015 – January 9, 2015

Posted January 14, 2015

Since Open Enrollment began on November 15, nearly 6.8 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM). ....Continue Reading →


La historia Obtenga cobertura #GetCovered de Alicia y Rusk: Mantenerse saludable por el futuro y sus familias

Posted January 12, 2015
Por Alicia Elatassi, 39, Houston and Rusk Elatassi, 37, Houston

Recibir el seguro de salud a través del Mercado fue algo muy importante en mi vida. Desearía haberlo hecho mucho antes. ....Continue Reading →


Alicia & Rusk #GetCovered Story: Staying Healthy for the Future and Their Family

Posted January 12, 2015
By Alicia Elatassi, 39, Houston and Rusk Elatassi, 37, Houston

Getting health insurance through the Marketplace was a big moment in my life. I wish I had done it a lot sooner. ....Continue Reading →


The ACA: Increasing Access to Maternity Coverage

Posted January 9, 2015
By Judy Sarasohn, Public Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services

Coverage of maternity care and women’s preventive services empowers women to get better care for themselves and their families. ....Continue Reading →


Open Enrollment Week 7: December 27, 2014 – January 2, 2015

Posted January 7, 2015

Since Open Enrollment began on November 15, nearly 6.6 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM). ....Continue Reading →


Elena’s #GetCovered Story: Pursuing Her Dream to Farm

Posted January 6, 2015

I can go to the doctor when I need to and it covers most preventive services that I need. In fact, I’ve already used my insurance for a well-woman exam. ....Continue Reading →

Content last reviewed on May 12, 2015