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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter with #AutoEnrollment.
Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute - Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies
Senior Fellow - Economic Studies
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