The Primary Care Coalition works in many ways to connect uninsured people to coverage and care. Through our partnership with the Capital North and South Connector programs, PCC supports efforts to identify people who are uninsured and help them enroll in Medicaid and private health plans through the Maryland Health Connection—the state-based insurance marketplace. We also administer Montgomery Cares, a partnership program that addresses the basic health care needs of Montgomery County’s remaining uninsured—those who are ineligible for Medicaid or subsidized private insurance.
The Primary Care Coalition has served as the performance manager for the Capital Region Connector program since 2013. In 2017, the program was divided into two separately run programs: one serving Prince George’s County and the other serving Montgomery County. By establishing tow distinct Connector programs—referred to as Capital Region South and Capital Region North respectively—each program is better able to address the unique needs of the community it serves.
The PCC remains actively involved in the Capital Region South Connector Entity as performance manager. We:
Conduct quality assurance and performance improvement activities
Support, monitor, and evaluate program implementation
Help coordinate the many organizations involved in educating and enrolling people into health insurance plans
Through our involvement in this work PCC has a unique lens into the financial, regulatory, and cultural challenges people in our community face when seeking health coverage. Our understanding is informed by both data and the first-hand experience of our partners who are working to assist consumers in gaining coverage.
The Primary Care Coalition works to improve the health of our community by building partnerships and strengthening systems of care and service delivery. Please join us in this work and make a gift today.