Congressman Ryan Announces One Health Ohio Awarded $127,937 for Affordable Care Act Outreach and Assistance

Jul 10, 2013 Issues: Health Care

Washington – Congressman Tim Ryan announced today that One Health Ohio (formerly Ohio North East Health Systems Inc.) who operate clinics in Youngstown, Warren and Alliance has been awarded a $127,937 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This grant will be used for the purpose of hiring additional employees to assist with outreach and enrollment efforts for uninsured Ohioans eligible for new health  coverage options though the Affordable Care Act.

“I am pleased to announce that this grant will make it easier for Youngstown, Warren and Alliance residents to take full advantage of the Affordable Care Act and get the best health care coverage available,” said Congressman Ryan. “The Affordable Care Act will be transformational for our state and country and this grant will help Ohioans understand their options and receive the coverage they deserve.”

The HHS has announced $150 Million will be awarded to 1,159 community health centers across the United States – grants were awarded in all 50 states. Health centers are expected to hire 2,900 employees nationwide to assist in the Affordable Care Act outreach and enrollment efforts. Health centers serve 21 million people annually, enabling them to help many Americans understand the coverage options through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid expansion and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

These community health center grants, coupled with the new user-friendly HealthCare.gov website and the 24-hour-a-day consumer call center will give Ohioans and Americans the resources necessary to understand their health insurance options when open-enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace begins October 1, 2013 and coverage begins January 1, 2014.

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Pat Lowry
Communications Director
Congressman Tim Ryan
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