Intersecting Worlds

Promoting Affordable Care Act Enrollment Through Community Tax-Preparation Programs

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

September 12, 2014


This report — tailor-made for the Affordable Care Act era — tells how four tax-preparation programs are breaking the mold and tackling the world of health care enrollment. Readers will learn the challenges and opportunities associated with such a move, which has the potential to help millions of low-income Americans take a critical first step toward a healthier future.  

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Key Takeaway

Tax assistance programs can play an important role in helping to boost health care enrollment

The Affordable Care Act has paved the way for community tax-preparation programs to assume a new charge: connecting millions of Americans with health insurance. Fresh off their inaugural year in operation, these one-stop tax and health insurance support shops offer valuable lessons in leveraging existing resources and delivery systems to play an even larger role in helping low-income households succeed.

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