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December 12, 2014

NIHB Marks Affordable Care Act Tribal Day of Action with Enrollment Event

BALTIMORE, MD–November 24, 2014–Marking the first Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tribal Day of Action during this second Marketplace enrollment period, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) hosted an ACA training and enrollment event today in Baltimore, Maryland.  The event is in partnership with the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) and Native American LifeLines of Baltimore.   

The day began with a general overview of the ACA and more specifically the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) special protections and benefits.  Also discussed were the AI/AN and Hardship Exemptions.  Enrollment Navigators from the Health Care Access Maryland were onsite to help Tribal members learn about their options in the Marketplace and eligibility in Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

“It is part of NIHB’s mission to provide outreach and education to the American Indian and Alaska Native populations on the special protections through the Affordable Care Act.  It is important for our Tribal members – especially those living in urban areas – to know their options and benefits in the Health Insurance Marketplaces.  On this Tribal Day of Action, NIHB is pleased to bring awareness to Native Americans living in the Baltimore area,” said Dawn M. Coley, Tribal Health Reform Outreach and Education Program Manager with NIHB…


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