The Affordable Care Act has enabled millions of adults to obtain affordable health insurance. Yet across the country, there remain pockets of uninsured individuals, many of whom qualify for subsidized insurance and support from other public benefits.
One example comes from New York, where the overall uninsured rate hovers at 5%. Recently, the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York commissioned NCOA and the United Hospital Fund to partner with local health care organizations to hold listening sessions in western New York to better understand the reasons some adults who are eligible for public coverage and other benefits do not enroll.
This webinar highlights some of the findings from these sessions, and what both community agencies and advocates can do to counter the stigma associated with accepting public assistance.