Access to Healthcare

As a graduate of an MPH program, I can tell you that access to healthcare is one of the most pertinent issues facing citizens, today. The big question is: How can community-based heatlhcare nonprofits supplement the ACA for the underserved population?.

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) attempts to make healthcare more available for the underserved population of America, gaps still exist. If you’re at a healthcare nonprofit like a free clinic, share your story about funding here at


The ACA aims to provide coverage for the once overlooked population living between 133-400% poverty levels. Many people still contest the following stipulation of the ACA that it requires every US citizen and legal resident to have health insurance. Anyone who fails to acquire health insurance will be penalized with a yearly charge from $695-$2085 or 2.5% of the household income.

Furthermore, Medicaid was expanded to all non-Medicare eligible individuals under the age of 65 with incomes up to 133% of the federal poverty level. This would help provide coverage for adults without dependent children, pregnant women, parents and children.

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If you’re employed by a hospital or healthcare nonprofit, consider searching for grants and awards. These grants and awards help increase access to healthcare and can help fill the gap. Check out some of the following grants:

We would welcome articles about:

  • Specialized programs delivering healthcare to the community
  • nonprofits working towards improved health; and
  • Small businesses working in the healthcare field looking for grant funding.

Just go to and sign up as a writer. Then, save your work. Finally, pitch it! We will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your article.

About the Author: Sabeen is an MPH and has a history of Mass Communications. She is currently writing for and its affiliate websites.

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