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.
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Welcome and Introduction
PanelistChristen 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 PolicyJames Capretta Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute - Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy CenterLanhee J. Chen David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies - Hoover Institution, Director of Domestic Policy Studies - Public Policy Program, Stanford University