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June 1, 2018 Outreach and Enrollment News

Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums Expected to Spike

The Congressional Budget Office estimates removal of the requirement that Americans have health insurance or face a tax penalty will  contribute to a 10 percent rise in premiums for 2019, with insurers expected to see healthier people dropping out of the Marketplace leaving sicker, more costly enrollees on the plans. The majority of those enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace are able to access tax credits to help with their premiums. Read this CNBC Article.

 

1.8 Million in PA Rely on the SNAP Program

If Congress passes the Farm Bill--the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018--people who are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP Program) and are "able-bodied" will have to find a job or attend job training classes or lose their benefits. This change could shift thousands off of the SNAP program and force them to rely on other sources to feed their families.

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PACHC Highlights

New PACHC Preferred Service Recovers Lost Revenue

On June 6, 2017, at the recommendation of our Membership Committee, PACHC finalized a contract for a PACHC Preferred relationship with Fix Healthcare Technology.

Top 5 Reasons to Be a Conference Sponsor

Are there companies that your health center uses for products or services that you think would benefit from broader exposure to the health center community?  If so, please reach out and encourage them to consider the benefits of being a PACHC 2018 Conference & Clinical Summit sponsor or give PACHC their contact information and we'll do the outreach.

Half of Annual Conference Exhibit Space Already Reserved!

Are there companies that your health center uses for products or services that you think would benefit from broader exposure to the health center community? If so, please reach out and encourage them to consider the benefits of being a PACHC 2018 Conference & Clinical Summit exhibit sponsor or give PACHC their contact information and we'll do the outreach.

One Grant Remains for Integrating Oral Health into Primary Health

One spot is still open for a Pennsylvania health center to participate in the $10,000 Qualis grant, A Patient-Centered Approach to Integrating Oral Health into Primary Health.

4-Part Population Health Webinar Series - 25 Attendee Cap

What is population health?  Why is it important to me as a clinical or public health provider?  How can I use individual level health data to improve population health? Join the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center for the interactive webinar series, "An Introduction to Population Health from Clinical and Public Health Perspectives", to explore the topic of population health and learn how to use data captured in electronic health records and other sources to improve the health of your service area.

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