Community Care Network of Kansas (Community Care) will use a statewide network of federally qualified health centers (FQHC), other community-based clinics, and two virtual Navigators to expand the reach of Project Navigators statewide and in targeted communities.
Total funding amount for budget year 3 as provided in the proposed funding allocation letter is $1,262,500. Community Care is not utilizing any sub-Recipients or sub-Awardees.
The Cover Kansas Navigator Network will serve statewide, all 105 Kansas counties. Community Care health centers serve everyone and specialize in providing care to uninsured, underinsured, and other vulnerable populations. Navigators strategically placed at Community Care clinic locations throughout the state will be well-positioned to provide linguistically appropriate assistance to vulnerable populations living in underserved communities.
The Cover Kansas project will target other underserved or vulnerable populations, especially those less likely to be familiar with the Federally Facilitated Exchange (FFE.) These include low-income hourly wage workers, self-employed workers, pregnant women and new mothers, individuals recently released from incarceration, individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, individuals with HIV/AIDS, Medicaid-eligible consumers who are not enrolled in coverage, as well as consumers who are impacted by the Medicaid Unwind process. Navigators will utilize the new Marketplace Assister Community (MAC) to provide outreach to consumers who have lost Medicaid coverage to connect them with Marketplace information and application assistance.