Breaking Barriers: Improving Health Insurance Enrollment and Access to Health Care

Apr 01, 2015
  • Description

With support from the WK Kellogg Foundation, the Alliance for a Just Society conducted grounded research in 10 states (California, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas) to explore how those who need health care the most—low income people, immigrants, and people of color—are experiencing ACA implementation. 

This report examines the following questions:

  • Who was able to sign up for health insurance?
  • How effective was outreach to underserved communities?
  • How accessible are health care services to newly enrolled patients?
  • And finally, what changes might make the current health care delivery system more effective in serving low-income communities, immigrant communities, and communities of color?