Community Health Improvement Services
Monmouth Medical Center Hosts Free Community Education and Insurance Enrollment Events
More than 1,000 previously uninsured individuals now are part of New Jersey’s expanded state Medicaid program, thanks to an Affordable Care Act (ACA) education and enrollment program presented by Monmouth Medical Center.
“We have seen an unbelievable shift from the uninsured to the expanded state Medicaid program,” says Marta Silverburg, Chief Executive Officer of Monmouth Family Health Center at Monmouth Medical Center.
“We are taking an aggressive stance by holding free communication and enrollment events, and making it as convenient as possible for individuals to learn about coverage options and take advantage of open enrollment,” Marta adds. “We are determined to convert individuals who qualify for the program so we are talking to current patients and reaching out to other members of the community.”
Congressman Frank Pallone, who played a key role in writing the health reform bill and helping to guide it through the U.S. House of Representatives and eventually into law, joined Monmouth Medical Center at the enrollment event titled “What Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act Means to You,” and talked to participants about the program.
Monmouth Medical Center - Long Branch
Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, MMC has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. U.S. News & World Report has recognized MMC as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery.
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