Every American deserves access to affordable, high-quality health coverage and care – no matter where they live or work. That’s why America’s leading doctors, nurses, clinicians, hospitals, health insurance providers, biopharmaceutical companies and employers are committed to working together in this unprecedented time, to ensure every American receives the care they need and deserve.

At this important moment, when the nation is depending on our health care system, we are working together to help Americans get healthy and stay healthy, and provide everyone with access to affordable, high-quality health coverage and care.

Working Together

In this unprecedented time, we’re committed to working together to ensure every patient has access to affordable, high-quality health coverage and care. As we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, America’s health care partners are working to help Americans get healthy and stay healthy. We’ll be updating this resource center in real-time to ensure access to the latest information.

These are just a few examples:

Expanding Access

In many states, special enrollment periods are providing millions of Americans with access to affordable, high-quality coverage at this critical time.

COVID-19 Special Enrollment Periods:

In response to COVID-19, many states are offering special enrollment periods to ensure Americans have access to the coverage and care they need. The following state-run exchanges have announced Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs):

California | Through April 30

Colorado | Through April 3

Connecticut | Through April 2

District of Columbia | 60 Days After Tax Filing Deadline

Maryland | Through April 15

Minnesota | Through April 21

  • mnsure.org
  • 651-539-2099 (855-366-7873 outside the Twin Cities)

Massachusetts | Through April 25

Nevada | Through April 15

New York | Through April 15

Rhode Island | Through April 15

Washington | Through April 8

Vermont | Through April 17

Nationwide:

  • Insurers call for “reopening enrollment in Obamacare markets to accommodate uninsured people who need treatment during the coronavirus pandemic.” POLITICO, 3/20/20

Improving Quality

Private health care companies are working to get Americans the innovative tests, treatments and vaccines they need today.

Working Hand-In-Hand To Improve Quality Care

PAHCF members are working hand in hand to expand access to the world’s best doctors, nurses, specialists, treatments and technology. These are just a few examples of how they’re making an impact:

  • The Federal Government And Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Are Working Together To Combat COVID-19 With Innovative Vaccines And Treatments. Reuters, 3/2/20
  • Pharmaceutical Companies Are Investing In Research And Development, And Donating Supplies As Part Of Push To Combat COVID-19. STAT News, 3/3/20

Strengthening Employer-Provided Coverage

For the more than 180 million Americans who rely on employer-provided coverage, many insurers are waiving costs and providing critical resources to meet this challenge.

Working Together to Strengthen Employer-Provided Coverage

Our nation is experiencing uncertainty from coast to coast amid the spread of COVID-19, including the more than 180 million Americans relying on employer-provided coverage. To ensure every American receives the care they need and deserve, our country’s leading doctors, hospitals, insurers and more, are working together to strengthen employer-provided coverage.

  • For The More Than 180 Million Americans Who Rely On Employer-Provided Coverage, Many Insurers Are Waiving Costs And Providing Critical Resources To Meet This Challenge: AHIP, 3/27/20

Protecting Our Most Vulnerable

The private market is working to fill gaps that Medicare and Medicaid can’t for our most vulnerable.

Working to Protect America’s Most Vulnerable Patients

As we work to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the private market is working to fill gaps to protect our most vulnerable. Learn more about efforts to ensure these patients can access the care they deserve:

  • Health care providers are acting quickly to protect vulnerable populations amid the spread of COVID-19. AHIP, 3/23/20

Preserving Control

The private market is empowering patients to choose where and how they receive care – from telehealth to drive-up clinics, to hospitals and more.

Working Hand-In-Hand To Preserve Patient Control

As we work to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the private market is empowering patients to choose where and how they receive care. These are just a few examples of their efforts:

  • Health care leaders are making it easier for Americans to seek care using telehealth services, drive-up clinics, hospitals and more. AHIP, 3/27/20

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