Minal R. Patel

Documents & Publications

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Insuring Good Health: A Health Insurance Literacy and Navigation Project

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010, the U.S. uninsured rate has dropped significantly. Considerable resources have been devoted to outreach and enrollment of the uninsured. A new occupational group, generically called ‘enrollment assisters’ (also known as patient navigators, certified application counselors), was created by the ACA…

Health Insurance Challenges in the Post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) Era: a Qualitative Study of the Perspective of Low-Income People of Color in Metropolitan Detroit

Abstract Low-income people of color are at risk of remaining uninsured due to a variety of factors. This study examined Affordable Care Act (ACA)-related and other health insurance enrollment experiences, observations, navigation needs, and experiences maintaining health insurance coverage among low-income communities of color in an economically disadvantaged community (Metropolitan…