Policy Brief - Covering All of California: Voices from the Southeast Asian American Communities
With only a few weeks before Covered California re-opens for enrollment, the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is excited to release its assessment on the first year of Covered California implementation. SEARAC conducted interviews with community-based organizations (CBOs) that were at the forefront of providing in-person assistance to hard-to-reach populations. The "Covering All of California" report highlights eight key lessons learned from the first year of implementation and provides recommendations for policy makers to improve outreach and enrollment strategies for Southeast Asian Americans and other historically underserved communities in the second year.
"The solutions for how we get health care coverage to more people in our communities do not have to be complicated," said Quyen Dinh, Executive Director of SEARAC. "By giving CBOs the resources and support to be at the forefront of outreach and enrollment, we can ensure engagement is personal and culturally appropriate. The first year was a tremendous success, but we can all learn from the individuals and organizations who were on the frontlines to help cover all Californians. SEARAC is committed to working with Covered California and all other stakeholders to ensure all communities have coverage."
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