Getting Georgia Covered: How Consumer and Assister Experiences can Increase Enrollment and Inform Policy

August 16, 2016 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sloppy Floyd Building
20th floor, Floyd Room 200 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30334

This half-day summit focused on opportunities for collaboration between health care advocates, providers, policy experts, community-based nonprofit organizations, and enrollment assisters to better reach our shared goals of improving health care coverage and access to care in Georgia. How can we build on the successes of the last open enrollment period to reach more consumers, ensure that coverage is affordable and provides meaningful access to care, and address the challenges and barriers that uninsured Georgians still face? We explored these questions and more at our second annual "Getting Georgia Covered" policy forum.

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Pamela Roshell, Region IV Director, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Bill Custer, Director of Center for Health Services Research and Associate Professor, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
  • Heather Bates, Deputy Director, Enrollment Assister Network, Families USA
  • Sandy Anh, Associate Research Professor, Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms

The event was kicked off with a lively panel discussion of major health insurance and health policy trends that will impact the upcoming fourth open enrollment period, known as OE4. This discussion was followed by parallel breakout conversations for event participants on 1) health policy & advocacy and 2) enrollment assistance best practices and opportunities. Over lunch, all participants will come back together to brainstorm on how we can all work together to get Georgia covered and improve access to health care services. 

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More event photos can be found here.