1. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on LGBT Communities

    This report looks in detail at the health insurance experiences of LGBT people with incomes less than 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) in 2014, the first year after the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage expansion began with the start of open enrollment through the...
  2. Improving the Road to ACA Coverage: Lessons Learned on Outreach, Education, and Enrollment for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

    The opening of the health insurance exchanges and the expansion of the Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided opportunities for millions of Americans to gain health insurance coverage. Still, many Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) faced major barriers and...
  3. Network Adequacy and Health Equity: Improving Health Insurance Provider Networks for Communities of Color

    This brief describes the barriers that people of color face disproportionately in gaining access to necessary health care, components of an adequate health care provider network, and policies to help achieve such networks in private insurance plans. Topics include health disparities; geographic distribution, numbers, and types of health care providers;...
  4. Strategies for Behavioral Health Organizations to Promote New Health Insurance Opportunities in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new health care options for Americans. The ACA brings affordable health insurance coverage and expanded access to mental health and substance use disorder services to millions of Americans. Community outreach and enrollment efforts can play a vital role in making sure that uninsured individuals...
  5. Strategies for Behavioral Health Organizations to Promote New Health Insurance Opportunities in Latino and Hispanic Communities

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new health care options for Americans. The ACA brings affordable health insurance coverage and expanded access to mental health and substance use disorder services to millions of Americans. Community outreach and enrollment efforts can play a vital role in making sure that uninsured individuals learn...
  6. Strategies for Behavioral Health Organizations to Promote New Health Insurance Opportunities in African American Communities

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new health care options for Americans. The ACA brings affordable health insurance coverage and expanded access to mental health and substance use disorder services to millions of Americans. Community outreach and enrollment efforts can play a vital role in making sure that uninsured individuals...
  7. Strategies for Behavioral Health Organizations to Promote New Health Insurance Opportunities in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released new outreach and enrollment strategy briefs that include examples that have been successful in minority communities. Each brief offers 10 outreach and enrollment strategies behavioral health organizations can use to introduce new health insurance options as a result of...