Enroll in Health Insurance Marketplace Nov. 1- Dec. 15
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still the law. Open enrollment in the federal health insurance market starts Nov. 1, 2017 and ends Dec.15, 2017. This open enrollment period will be shorter than previous ones, so act now! Financial help is still available. Last year, 9 in 10 North Carolinians received financial assistance to help cover their health insurance costs. Free in-person assistance is available. To schedule a free appointment with an assister in your local area, please dial 1-855-733-3711 or go to https://connector.getcoveredamerica.org. NCHA has also created a Get Covered Health Insurance Resource page on HealthierTomorrowNC.org as a resource for consumers.
#123forEquity Training Symposium Offered Nov. 30
America’s hospitals and health systems are working hard to ensure that every person in every community receives high-quality, equitable and safe care. To do that, we must eliminate health and healthcare disparities that continue to exist for far too many racially, ethnically and culturally diverse individuals. NCHA is hosting a #123forEquity Training Symposium, “Improving Health Care Quality, Achieving Health Equity and Meeting the Goals of the #123forEquity,” on Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NCHA headquarters in Cary. The Institute for Diversity in Health Management and the Disparities Solutions Center will provide effective strategies to achieve the #123forEquity pledge goals. The curriculum will focus on improving healthcare quality, addressing disparities and advancing diversity inclusion. See the flyer for details and register here (Discount Code EOC17). Go online for details at https://www.ncha.org/education/123forequity.
Poll Results: North Carolinians Put Blame for Rising Healthcare Costs Mostly on Insurers, Government
More than half of North Carolinians consider insurance companies and government to be at fault for the increasing costs of healthcare. Results of a spring poll of registered voters by Mason Dixon Polling and Research indicate that 34 percent believe insurance companies are most responsible, while 25 percent hold government more accountable for healthcare costs. Only 13 percent of those polled attribute rising healthcare costs directly to medical providers. Read more here.
Become a 2018 NCHA Corporate Sponsor
NCHA’s Corporate Sponsorship Program is designed to provide companies yearlong exposure and interaction with top decision-makers from North Carolina’s hospitals and health systems. Our program runs from Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018 and offers four levels of participation. Sign up today for opportunities to:
- Foster positive relationships with new and current customers
- Increase brand awareness
- Showcase your products and services
- Build business prospects
- Enhance your understanding of the healthcare field
See the 2018 NCHA Corporate Sponsorship Guide for more details. Sign up early to guarantee your spot at the Summer Meeting Trade Show. The 2018 meeting will be extra special as NCHA celebrates its 100th Anniversary! Questions? Contact Pamala Rogers, Corporate Relations Manager, at email@example.com or 919-677-4127.
NC Hospitals & Health Systems Boost State Economy
Hospitals and health care systems are a vital economic force in North Carolina. A new report shows the state’s health care sector generated $22.4 billion in labor income and $37.8 billion in gross domestic product last year. Hospitals directly and indirectly support nearly 400,000 jobs, or nearly 8.7 percent of total employment across the state. The Economic Impact of Hospitals and Health Systems in North Carolina, produced by RTI International and the North Carolina Hospital Association, examines the multiple ways health care influences local economic development: creating local jobs and educating the future workforce, attracting and retaining business, and providing essential unreimbursed services to the community. See the full report here.
NC Hospitals are Here for You When You Need Us
NC Hospitals are here for you when you need us and even when you don’t. Have you ever considered what it takes to make that possible?