Improving Health Insurance Coverage in the District of Columbia

Research Report

Improving Health Insurance Coverage in the District of Columbia

Report of the Health Care Coverage Advisory Panel to the D.C. Department of Health

Abstract

The uninsurance rate in the District is lower than the national average, but an unacceptably high number of residents remain uncovered. To help assess ways to improve coverage, the DC Department of Health convened the Health Care Coverage Advisory Panel under the District's State Planning Grant (SPG). This final report of the Panel, staffed by the authors, makes eight recommendations, including better outreach and enrollment in Medicaid and other existing public programs, allowing uninsured residents to buy in to such programs, better information on private options, and ongoing monitoring of coverage accomplishments and prevailing insurance market conditions.

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