More Patients Can Enroll In Marketplace Insurance Plans Served by MetroHealth
Cleveland - More patients will have an opportunity to enroll in Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace Exchange plans.
President Biden signed a January 28 executive order to reopen the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace online enrollment site for a special period of three months to augment the prior six-week period that ended in December.
This means people will be allowed to sign up for insurance through the government exchange from February 15, 2021 to May 15, 2021.
The MetroHealth System is an in-network provider with these five Marketplace Exchange insurers:
- Ambetter/Buckeye Community Health Plan
- Anthem Pathway
- Medical Mutual
HealthCare.gov is the online federal insurance exchange for people who do not have access to affordable health benefits through a job. For the past few years, Americans who qualify for ACA health plans could sign up only during open enrollment periods unless they had a major change in their lives like the loss of a job. This special enrollment period starting February 15 will give patients, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, an extra three months to buy health care coverage.
The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.
The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.
Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.
The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.