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Hospital Group Receives $1 Million Grant to Help Patients Access Health Insurance
Date:10/1/2009

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The grant will fund a two-year program to help:

  • educate patients about their insurance options,
  • provide informational materials and other resources in varied languages,
  • reach out to specific groups that are eligible for insurance coverage but for some reason haven't yet enrolled, and
  • work with the county agencies to make the enrollment process quicker and easier for uninsured residents.

"Despite a number of outreach efforts, New Jersey still has about 1.2 million residents without health insurance, and many of them are eligible for coverage," said NJHA Vice President of Research Dr. Firoozeh Vali, who will oversee the initiative. "This project aims to break down some of the barriers that stand in the way of residents getting the insurance coverage they need."

NJHA today joined with Gov. Jon Corzine's administration in a "call to action" meeting to discuss their joint efforts to expand insurance coverage in the state.

"We're all in this together," said Ryan. "It takes a committed partnership to ensure that the children of New Jersey receive the healthcare coverage they need, and we're fortunate to have that partnership among the Corzine Administration, our healthcare providers and dozens of school and community groups across the state."

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