Affordable Care Act Outreach and Enrollment: Case Studies of Rural Hospitals in Four States

Research center:
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Project funded:
September 2014
Project completed:
August 2015
The purpose of this project is to identify best practices used by rural hospitals to educate uninsured rural patients and consumers about available health insurance coverage options and to assist them in enrolling in a Qualified Health Plan or Medicaid.


  • Successful Health Insurance Outreach, Education, and Enrollment Strategies for Rural Hospitals
    Policy Brief
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 11/2014
    This brief offers best practices for hospitals to use in health insurance outreach/enrollment based on interviews with administrators, staff, and community reps at 11 rural hospitals. It also discusses certified application counselors and the importance of collaborative community partnerships in conducting insurance enrollment outreach/education.