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The Commonwealth Fund: State “Easy Enrollment” Programs Gain Momentum, Lay Groundwork for Additional Efforts to Expand Coverage


Covering the 30 million remaining uninsured — including some of the most difficult to reach and underserved Americans — will require innovative efforts to broadcast the availability of subsidized insurance and facilitate enrollment. To that end, several states, following an inaugural effort in Maryland, have proposed or are implementing “Easy Enrollment” programs. While such programs will not cover all of the uninsured, they may be key to enrolling more people, including populations that disproportionately lack coverage…Maryland’s program has become a blueprint for other states.

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