“We are honored to partner with Enroll America to find ways to help the underserved receive affordable health care,” said Janet Grant, Executive Vice President for External Affairs at CareSource.
Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) September 27, 2011
A new organization, “Enroll America,” was launched last week in collaboration with key, national groups representing a variety of stakeholders in America’s health care system - hospitals, insurance and pharmaceutical industries, physicians, community health centers, free clinics, health care consumers and people with major illnesses and disabilities.
CareSource has partnered with Enroll America to help them fulfill their mission - ensure that all Americans are enrolled in, and retain, health care coverage. Janet Grant, Executive Vice President for External Affairs at CareSource, is serving on the Advisory Council.
In addition, the CareSource Foundation awarded Enroll America with a signature grant of $200,000 for the next two years. The Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations that focus on critical trends in children's health, community health issues, special needs populations and strategies to address the medically uninsured.
“Enroll America’s goal is to promote a better understanding of ways to make the health care enrollment process simple, streamlined and seamless, said Janet Grant, Executive Vice President for External Affairs at CareSource. “We are honored to partner with them to find ways to help the underserved receive affordable health care.”
“The need for an organization like Enroll America is great, especially since the number of uninsured Americans reached historically high levels in 2010,” said Ron Pollack, Executive Director of the consumer organization Families USA and Enroll America’s Board Chairman.
The Census Bureau’s report released September 13 found that 49.9 million people were uninsured in 2010 – an all-time high.
CareSource is a non-profit health plan founded on the principles of quality and service, delivered with compassion and a thorough understanding of the Medicaid consumer. By staying true to its mission of making a difference in the lives of underserved people by improving their health care, CareSource has become one of the largest and fastest growing Medicaid managed care plans in the nation. Today, CareSource serves more than 870,000 Medicaid and Medicare Advantage consumers in Ohio and Michigan.
With a strong focus on preventive care, CareSource utilizes a continuum of care model to members at all stages of health and illness. In addition to all required services, CareSource offers extra benefits such as a 24-hour nurse advice line, transportation to doctor's appointments, and a variety of care management programs. For more information about CareSource, visit http://www.caresource.com.