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  1. October 8, 2021

    Maurine Stuart Recognized with Donna Guinn Outstanding Volunteer Award

    Maurine “Mo” Stuart, Snowshoe WV resident, Navy veteran and mom of two, was recognized today by the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) with the Donna Guinn Outstanding Volunteer Award. Volunteers from across the United States in NPAF’s network selected Mo for this award because of her exceptional work helping people access affordable and equitable care. Mo dedicated her time and talent to campaigns coordinated by NPAF, extending her influence by taking initiative in her community. As the first recipient of the award, Mo will have the opportunity in 2022 to design and direct her own community outreach project in Snowshoe and surrounding areas with support from NPAF.

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  2. June 17, 2021

    34 Patient Groups: Preservation of protections is an important win — but critical work remains

    Today’s ruling, however, does not mean our work is over. While recent enhancements to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) including temporary expanded premium subsidies and increased navigator funding represent tremendous strides forward for patients, we believe lawmakers and the Administration must commit to doing even more to ensure our country's health. That task is particularly vital now, as COVID19 has infected more than 33 million Americans and disrupted the healthcare of countless others.

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  3. March 8, 2021

    NPAF Urges SCOTUS to Protect Access to Medicaid and Rule Works Requirements

    Work and community engagement requirements do not improve the Medicaid program nor increase access to health coverage for individuals when they need it most. At this critical time in our country’s history, as we battle a public health crisis that makes clear the importance of protecting access to care and reducing health disparities, we must work to make access to comprehensive health coverage easier, not erect barriers. We urge the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the lower courts’ rulings and strike down life-threatening work and community engagement requirements.

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  4. January 28, 2021

    15 Million People Will Be Eligible for the Special Enrollment Period – Here’s How they Can Pick the Right Health Insurance Plan

    When President Biden signs the executive order opening the federal Marketplace for a special enrollment period, 15 million people will have the chance to sign up for insurance who may have missed traditional open enrollment. Because choosing a plan can be so complicated, NPAF’s guide to the insurance marketplace simplifies the process into four easy steps, giving consumers the security to know that they are making informed, thoughtful coverage choices.   The Step-by-Step Guide for Comparing Health Plans includes practical tips and printable worksheets and breaks down the selection process into four easy steps: Gather the names of your current doctors and medications Enter the requested information on the Health Insurance Marketplace website Narrow down your plan comparison using preferred filters based on what is important to you Use the NPAF worksheets and pro tips to compare plans and identify the one that best fits your needs

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