Tens of millions of Americans stand to benefit from more accessible and affordable health care in the wake of health reform, creating an historic opportunity to improve the health and well-being of a significant portion of our society. However, getting all individuals into the health system will not be easy. Experience from previous reforms suggests that there are significant barriers that prevent many people from enrolling—and staying enrolled—in health coverage, and that federal and state governments will need assistance to fully address the "enrollment gap." We believe the "enrollment gap" can be addressed by creating a seamless consumer-friendly enrollment process, and by making a coordinated, concerted, and wide-reaching effort to ensure that Americans know how and where to sign up for coverage.
Enroll America is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to maximize the number of uninsured Americans who enroll in health coverage made possible by the Affordable Care Act. Enroll America is a collaborative organization, working with partners that span the gamut of health coverage stakeholders—health insurers, hospitals, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, employers, consumer groups, faith-based organizations, civic organizations, and philanthropies—to engage many different voices in support of an easy, accessible, and widely available enrollment process.
How We Work
Enroll America accomplishes its work by engaging a wide variety of organizations with a stake in enrolling the uninsured in health coverage. Our partners include health insurers, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, employers, consumer organizations, faith-based organizations, civic organizations, and philanthropies.
- We track the latest information on "best practices" for optimizing enrollment and share that information widely.
- We provide guidance and assistance to help states and the federal government adopt streamlined and user-friendly enrollment policies, procedures, and practices.
- We work to raise awareness of enrollment options among the uninsured and to broaden the range of channels through which uninsured individuals can enroll.