One LA Wins Fight to Directly Enroll Thousands Into County Healthcare

1303-1LA-Healthcare-Enrollment-Clinics-300x180.jpgOne LA leaders fought for and won “Community Partner Status” with the LA County Department of Health Services, granting it direct access to the county enrollment system.  Now 50 leaders will train to become ‘Certified Application Assisters’, with the power to directly enroll people through the County computer system at 25 One LA mobile enrollment events at member institutions.  They will be supported 30 leaders at each institution trained as ‘healthcare experts,’ who will educate and recruit people to attend their institution’s events. The goal is to enroll thousands of eligible LA residents. 

[Excerpt from the LA Times below...]

"L.A. County is teaming with OneLA to hold enrollment events in places where those needing healthcare coverage naturally congregate, such as churches and schools....Volunteers are identifying people through the church parishes and doing pre-screening so the enrollment can occur on the spot. Some of the people are eligible for Medi-Cal, and others are being enrolled in Healthy Way LA, a temporary coverage program until the Medi-Cal expansion takes place in 2014.

The effort relies on trained volunteers, with help from Neighborhood Legal Services and the L.A. County Department of Health Services. The volunteers are also working to link people with clinics near their homes."

[Photo Credit: Ann Cusack, Los Angeles Times]

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