Countdown to Coverage: Signup Assistance Makes a Difference

CPPP's Stacey Pogue

Millions of uninsured Texans may be eligible for affordable coverage options in the new Health Insurance Marketplace, but too many don’t know about their coverage options or how to enroll. This is one reason why in-person enrollment assistance is critical. In-person assistance is incredibly effective, and research done during the first open enrollment period shows […]

With more than 6 million uninsured, navigators are crucial to connecting Texans to coverage

CPPP's Stacey Pogue

Texas has a long, successful history of partnering with informed community-based groups to help people enroll in health coverage like Medicaid, CHIP and Medicare.  Navigators authorized under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are based on Texas and other states’ longstanding, successful enrollment partnerships.  But unlike other community-based enrollment assistance (which has been around for at least […]

My First Volunteer Shift at Insure Central Texas

It was Stacey Pogue’s great idea first to get trained as Certified Application Counselors (CACs) under the oversight of a US Department of HHS-approved entity.  What better way to contribute to the effort of getting Texans covered, and at the same time really find out how the new system works?  Foundation Communities, a wonderful Austin […]