REACH Funds Marketplace Enrollment Efforts

December 9, 2013  |  Press Releases & Announcements  | Download File

News Release

Merriam, KS — To help consumers navigate the new health insurance marketplace, the REACH Healthcare Foundation has awarded $194,809 in grants to six organizations to fund outreach and enrollment activities in the foundation’s service area in Kansas and Missouri.

Brenda Sharpe, president and CEO of the REACH Foundation, said the grants came out of a one-time, “opportunity fund” established during the summer to support health navigators and assistors and educate people about insurance coverage opportunities through the marketplace. Sharpe said the awards were set up as six-month grants to enable targeted outreach to vulnerable population groups that are likely to qualify for insurance through the marketplace.

The following organizations will use the grant dollars to educate their clients about the health insurance marketplace and provide enrollment assistance, focusing on uninsured and under-insured individuals who would be eligible for tax credits to help them with the cost of obtaining health coverage:


  • Communities Creating Opportunity, $29,500
  • Community Health Council of Wyandotte County, $59,600
  • Health Care Coalition of Lafayette County, $26,900
  • Kansas City CARE Clinic, $18,809
  • NAMI of Greater Kansas City, $30,000
  • ReDiscover, $30,000