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A strong open enrollment period despite challenges

2017 was a challenging year for families trying to get health coverage Uncertainty in Congress left consumers confused and a shorter open enrollment period meant less time to find coverage. Outreach Coordinator Miranda Brown was there to help. Miranda is an application assister, which means she can help people navigate getting covered. She’s filed hundreds of applications and knows the secrets to making the process go as smoothly as possible. She can find subsidies, file paperwork and troubleshoot any problems. It always helps to have a knowledgeable ally on your side.

Outreach Coordinator, Miranda Brown, tabling at at health fair in Scott County

Miranda uses community partnerships to reach vulnerable populations.

At the New Life Day Center, she meets with Kentuckians facing homelessness and housing insecurity. She also works with sexually exploited women through Natalie’s Sisters. She holds office hours at the Village Branch Library, which serves a large Latino population.

In 2017 Miranda helped 164 Kentuckians get health coverage. That includes 43 Kentuckians experiencing homelessness, 30 sexually exploited women, 39 immigrant individuals and families and 17 inmates approaching reentry into their communities.

Despite the new barriers, enrollment in Kentucky was up compared to 2017! Remember, If you qualify for a special enrollment period or are eligible for Medicaid, you may be able to apply for health coverage now. Call Miranda Brown for more information: (800) 699-0805


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