Affordable Care Act -The Houston Collaborative

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Presentation by Stephen Williams, Director of the Houston Department of Health and Human Services at the Sept. 30, 2013 83rd Texas Post-Legislative Conference hosted by One Voice Texas, United Way of Greater Houston and the Harris County Healthcare Alliance.

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Affordable Care Act -The Houston Collaborative

  1. 1. AFFORDABLE CARE ACT THE HOUSTON COLLABORATIVE Stephen L. Williams, MEd, MPA Director Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS)
  2. 2.  Health insurance coverage is a primary enabler of access to healthcare. Nationwide, 50.7 million people (16.7% of the population) lacked health insurance in 2009.  Almost 70% of the uninsured are in households with income less than 400% of the Federal Poverty Level(FPL).  In the 13 county region of the Houston‐Galveston Area Council (H‐GAC) (Harris, Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Chambers, Montgomery, Waller, Liberty, Colorado, Matagorda, San Jacinto, Waller, and Walker) 27% of the people were uninsured.  Almost 90% of the uninsured are in households with income less than 400% of the Federal Poverty Level(FPL). THE UNINSURANCE PROBLEM 1
  3. 3. AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SUMMARY 2
  4. 4. Houston Health Insurance Marketplace Collaborative Overall Strategy A Outreach & Enroll B Outreach C Enroll Intelligence ID Need Community Engagement ID & Lock-in Access Points Calendar Trainings & Events/Sites Operations Trainings & Events/Sites Training CAC, Nav’s, Interna l Training Call Center Information Other Groups Coordinated by HCHA Public

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