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Internet Comes to Rescue of 14 Million Uninsured in U.S.; Providing Access to Gov. Health Programs They're Not Aware of
Date:1/16/2008

ut and others have links to the correct municipal program.

Website visitors can first take the simple 5-Question Eligibility Quiz online at http://www.coverageforall.org or phone the U.S. Uninsured Help Line at 800-234-1317 and talk with a live counselor to learn about their health coverage options. The series of questions is a starting point for the Fresno, California-based call center's staff who guide each caller through their options and to the appropriate state-sponsored program.

The U.S. Uninsured Help Line was launched two years ago initially to help the estimated 6.8 million uninsured Californians get coverage. Getting the word out has been primarily through radio and newspaper public service announcements, articles and word of mouth through the health care, social services and insurance broker communities.

The organization's "Coverage For All" campaign tools include the following:

-- The free U.S. Uninsured Help Line (1-800-234-1317) provides live,

one-on-one assistance and is staffed 24/7 with friendly information

specialists and interpreters who speak multiple languages, provide

basic screening for both public and private health coverage, help

callers identify their potential options and connect them to health

coverage representatives to sign-up for coverage.

-- The 5-Question Eligibility Quiz online tool at

http://www.coverageforall.org provides visitors with a customized

profile of all public and private health coverage options in the U.S.

for which family members may qualify.

-- The Health Care Options Matrix (available for all 50 states), outlines

public and private health coverage options, including type of coverage,

eligibility, and monthly costs. The brochure is also useful for

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