Check out this great feature from the Spokesman Review about the fantastic work our subsidiary Better Health Together is doing to help folks in Eastern Washington sign up for health insurance. If you want to learn more about BHT and what they are doing to help make Eastern Washington the state's healthiest region, take a look at their website.
We are always delighted to be a part of the conversation at Washington State of Reform! Take a peek at the video below, produced by the wonderful State of Reform staff, which features EHF's new Chief Strategy Officer for Health Systems, Alisha Fehrenbacher, Better Health Together Executive Director Alison Carl White, and healthcare leaders from across the state.
Spokesman Review columnist Shawn Vestal highlights our subsidiary Better Health Together's successful efforts to reduce the rate of uninsured in Eastern Washington, prompting discussion about increasing provider capacity to meet the growing demand. Increasing access to health care does not stop at reducing uninsured rates, which is why EHF is also investing in growing the provider pipeline and increasing the number of health care providers in our region. Check out the full article on the Spokesman's website, or download the PDF below.
Given that it is open enrollment for the Washington Health Benefits Exchange, we at EHF wanted to give a huge shout out to our subsidiary Better Health Together's In-Person Assister Network (IPAN) for playing a central role in radically reducing the uninsured rate in its region. IPAN enrolled over 84,000 people in its first year of operation alone, and Spokane County's uninsured rate has dropped from about 13% in 2013 to about 5% in 2015.
Check out this Spokesman article featuring IPAN program manager Curt Fackler or download the PDF below to get a sense of how the IPAN team works with individuals and families to connect them to coverage!
Check out KHQ's coverage of the story as well!
Congratulations to our subsidiary Better Health Together on securing a two-year, $307,000 grant to continue their partnership with the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange assisting individuals and families enroll in health insurance through the Washington Health Plan Finder! Better Health Together's In-Person Assister Network has been one of the most impactful programs that EHF has supported, helping achieve a radical reduction in the uninsured rate in our region. The In-Person Assister Network successfully enrolled over 84,000 individuals throughout its 14-county region from 2013 to 2014, and Spokane's uninsured rate has dropped from 13% in 2013 to just 5% in 2015.