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HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES

This webinar focuses on how exchanges may affect minority populations and how two states are addressing this new option.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

Video: Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)  are community-based, nonprofit or public organizations that provide services to people who lack access to other health care, including those without insurance, residents of rural and underserved areas, and some Medicaid patients.

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OVERVIEW

The number of people without health insurance totaled 48.6 million in 2011—about 18 percent of the U.S. population.   Research shows that the uninsured face significant barriers to accessing needed health care services and their medical needs affect their financial security. The federal health reform law, the Affordable Care Act of 2010, is expected to reduce the uninsured rate and help fill in the coverage gaps.

 
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  • Providing Health Care Coverage for Former Inmates

    Among the challenges people being released from correctional facilities face is not having the resources to obtain the health care services they need. Policymakers are working to connect former inmates to health coverage as a way to increase access to services, decrease admissions to hospitals and emergency rooms, and reduce recidivism.

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