NEW REPORT ANALYZES UNINSURED AVAILABLE FOR ACA COVERAGE
Open enrollment is a week and a half away – do you know how many uninsured would be eligible for assistance if they applied? A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation came out this week which answers these questions. If you want to understand more about the population that needs to be reached during OE4, check out our news item on the new Kaiser report which also includes links to the report, by clicking here.
Last week, CMS announced their outreach campaign for Open Enrollment Year 4 (OE4). To read more about the campaign, check out our news item by clicking here. Subsequently, HHS released an issue brief from the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) with their projections for 2017 enrollment. To read the ASPE brief, click here.
A new fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation highlights the role that Medicaid plays with the treatment for HIV. Included in this fact sheet is the fact that a large majority of Medicaid enrollees with HIV are eligible for Medicaid due to a disability. To read more about this population, check out the Kaiser fact sheet by clicking here. Kaiser also has a new fact sheet on Medicare and HIV which is available here.
There has been discussion about reducing the amount of grace period individuals have due to nonpayment of premiums. Currently, the grace period is three months before an insurer can terminate coverage. Some have argued that consumers can abuse this grace period and it should be reduced to 30 days. A new blog post from the Georgetown Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) suggests that the abuse of the grace period is not as bad as it has been made out to be. To read the CHIR blog, click here.
The CHIR blog also has two other posts of interest. The first highlights some of the changes for OE4. To read that blog post, click here. The other highlights how the ACA has worked to address health inequities, something which many people with disabilities face. To read that blog post, click here.
If you missed it last week, the NDNRC will be presenting on a webinar for the National Association of Community Health Centers that will focus on hard to reach populations. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 1 PM ET. To read the full announcement and for the link to register, check out our news item here.
The University of Washington, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability, Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) has released a new fact sheet entitled “Aging with a Disability: Tips for your Sex Life.” This fact sheet can be accessed here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for Open Enrollment Year 4 (OE4). The COCs increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA. To find a COC, click here.
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