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The Department of Health and Human Services reported last week that, since the beginning of this season’s open enrollment on November 15, more than 7.1 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform, which includes the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM), State Partnership Marketplaces, and supported State-Based Marketplaces.
Consumers have until February 15 to enroll in a health plan for 2015. Individuals who are uninsured for three months or more during the year will have to pay a penalty unless they qualify for an exemption. See this information from the Internal Revenue Service or this page from HealthCare.gov about penalties and exemptions.
This 4-page report provides aggregated data on the activities of Family-to-Family Health Information Centers across the country from June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014. Data includes families and professionals served, one-to-one assistance, trainings, information dissemination, impact on families, partnership activities, and self-reported impact on policies and programs.
Family Voices strives to infuse cultural and linguistic competence throughout the organization to meet the needs of all families. In this tip sheet, we provide strategies to help build cross-cultural relationships and help you consider the "individual vs. community" approach.
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Did you know that family-centered care can improve patient and family outcomes, increase satisfaction, decrease health care costs, and lead to more effective use of health care resources? You can learn more about what makes health care family-centered by using the Family Voices Family-Centered Care Assessment tool, a 24-question tool to measure family centeredness of provider care based on ideas created by families themselves.