Monday, October 13, 2014

Federal funds of $1.4 million to help rural residents enroll in Obamacare

The Health Resources and Services Administration announced on Friday that it will award $1.4 million to help rural health organizations enroll rural residents in federal health reform, says a release from the organization. "Non-profit and public entities, including hospitals, health departments, community health centers and rural health centers in 57 rural communities, will receive up to $25,000 each from the Office of Rural Health Policy, housed within HRSA."

"Grantees of the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program, the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program, and the Delta States Rural Development Network Program will receive this supplemental funding so that these community providers can help people understand the range of coverage options, eligibility requirements and how to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace in their States," says the release. Last year similar funds helped enroll more than 9,000 people in Obamacare, while many more were able to learn about Medicaid, employer coverage or other ways to get health insurance. (Read more)

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