Affordable Care Act Roundtable
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan attended with Las Vegas Community Leaders.
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan attended the Affordable Care Act roundtable with Las Vegas Community Leaders on February 6, 2014. Jon Hager, Executive Director of Nevada HealthLink was on hand to answer specific questions regarding the State of Nevada's Program. He explained the work they are doing to enroll individuals in the new Marketplace and in Medicaid, and any collaborative work already taking place in Las Vegas and in the State.
Secretary Donovan discussed the benefits to HUD-assisted individuals, ways in which homeless service providers, public housing authorities and Multifamily owners could assist enrollment to their customers.
The group addressed some major Issues such as the need for additional training for agency staff, case workers and volunteers to better help those seeking the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid enrollment.
One major hurdle in the region is the lack of capacity of health care providers able and willing to accept the large anticipated growth in Medicaid-eligible patients is insufficient. At the conclusion of the discussion the group agreed to follow up on a list of proposed suggestions to resolve some of the identified issues.
Ryan Okahara, Acting Las Vegas Field Office Director and his administrative staff, Mimi Woodruff, joined Secretary Donovan. They participated in this important Affordable Care Act roundtable. Secretary Donovan expressed his appreciation to the roundtable members for their commitment to making Las Vegas an even better place to live.
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