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Webinar: Health insurance auto-enrollment

A joint event from the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy and the American Enterprise Institute

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 30 million Americans were uninsured, but half of this population is eligible for insurance coverage through Medicaid or for financial assistance to buy coverage on the health insurance marketplace. Auto-enrollment is a method by which individuals are placed automatically into the health insurance coverage they are qualified for, and it has received support across the political spectrum.

On May 18, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, in partnership with the American Enterprise Institute, hosted a webinar discussing pathways to auto-enrollment that can help expand health insurance coverage. These strategies are likely to be even more necessary as the ranks of the uninsured increase as the economy contracts.

Viewers can submit question for panelists by emailing or via Twitter with #AutoEnrollment.


Welcome and Introduction

Panel Discussion

Christen Linke Young

Deputy Assistant to the President for Health and Veterans Affairs - Domestic Policy Council for Health and Veterans

Former Fellow - USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy

James Capretta

Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute - Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Lanhee J. Chen

David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies - Hoover Institution

Director of Domestic Policy Studies - Public Policy Program, Stanford University

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