Health Coverage Foundation Awards $60,000 to Non-Profit to Update & Call Center Resources

FHCE Press Release

The Foundation for Health Coverage Education (FHCE), announced today that it has been awarded two grants totaling $60,000 from the Health Coverage Foundation ( The grants will aid in updating FHCE’s U.S. Uninsured Help Line 800-234-1317 and website,, and strengthen continued media efforts to educate uninsured Americans about their health coverage options. They will also enhance a collaborative outreach effort with the American Lung Association to assist uninsured lung disease sufferers with navigating the complex health coverage system.

On a bi-annual basis, FHCE reviews the entire U.S. public health coverage system, checking each program’s contact, eligibility, and benefits information to make sure it is up-todate. Once completed, the updated information is disseminated to FHCE’s collaborative partners, which include the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association. Additional efforts to strengthen the partnership between the U.S. Uninsured Help Line and the American Lung Association Lung HelpLine 800-LUNGUSA (548-8252) will be made via bilingual outreach materials and call center training sessions.

“When we discovered the Foundation for Health Coverage Education and its Coverage for All program, we decided to offer support because our missions are so similar,” said Michael D. Bromberg, President of the Health Coverage Foundation. “FHCE’s tools are an effective way to help people find coverage options in what is otherwise a confusing system for them. We’ve also supported FHCE’s joint projects with chronic disease groups. It is gratifying to know that hundreds of thousands of families have been helped through their tools.”

“The FHCE has assisted over 3 million consumers with understanding their health coverage eligibility status, available public programs, and heath care reform through and our U.S. Uninsured Help Line,” said Ankeny Minoux, President of the FHCE. “With funding from the Health Coverage Foundation, we can continue our mission to educate uninsured Americans about their health coverage options.”

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