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Nota bene! 5 days and counting to ACA open enrollment

November 9, 2014
by Ron Manderscheid
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Unfortunately, more than 7 million people with mental or substance use conditions still remain uninsured. We each have a personal obligation to help change that situation. Here are some technical sources to help you help others.

Do you know how to enroll or re-enroll an uninsured person through your state health insurance marketplace or Medicaid expansion?
Here is some relevant background information:
Helpful national and state resources for consumers, providers, navigators and others can be found at:

Do you know how to find insurance enrollment resources in your own zip code?
Find out how to get personal help:
Where to enroll:

Are you aware of key resources to help you enroll?
To find local people and organizations that can assist you in applying or renewing insurance, go to any Federally Qualified Health Center, or:  
 To see if you can qualify for financial help with the cost of your health insurance, go to:        
To get you connected with your state’s health insurance marketplace, go to:        
To reach the national insurance marketplace help line, call: 1-800-318-2596; (TTY: 1-855-889-4325)

Are you aware on the new HHS publication, From Coverage to Care: A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You?
This new booklet - together with graphics, training guide, and videos - is available for free download at  from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It offers a graphic, eight-step roadmap, together with detailed instructions that provide new insurance enrollees and those who help them a detailed guide to understanding and more effectively using health insurance coverage.


Ron Manderscheid

Exec. Dir., NACBHDD and NARMH

Ron Manderscheid


Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of County...

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