Matthew Ellis, chief executive officer of National Episcopal Health Ministries, was one of five presenters during a Sept. 20 White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships conference call meant to showcase some of the best practices for partnerships that are helping to prepare uninsured Americans to begin signing up Oct. 1 to purchase private health care coverage through insurance marketplaces known as exchanges.
Ellis discussed how his organization has been making information about the Affordable Care Act available to people in churches. Ellis also described the resources NEHM has assembled and the partnership the organization has forged with the Episcopal Public Policy Network, which is part of the church’s Office of Government Relations.
As the call progressed, the White House office released a toolkit about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act geared specifically for use in community- and faith-based organizations. The kit, and other resources, is here.