SPANISH FACT SHEET FOR THE NDNRC IS NOW AVAILABLE
Last month when we announced Fact Sheet #16 “Tips for ACA Enrollees: From Coverage to Care – Persons with Disabilities,” we indicated that it was designed to be handed out directly to consumers for their use. Given the fact that the consumer was the end-user, the NDNRC decided that we should also make this fact sheet available in Spanish. We are excited to announce that a Spanish version of the Coverage to Care Fact Sheet is now available. Special thanks to our 2014 intern, Nataly Johanson for preparing the translation and also thanks to Oliver Vera of the Oregon Health Authority for his input. Fact Sheet #16 can be found here and the Spanish version can be downloaded here.
Do you enjoy receiving these weekly updates but think you might have missed one? The weekly updates are now archived on the NDNRC site. All the Weekly Updates from Year 2 (or from October 3, 2014 forward) can now be accessed. The most recent ones can be found about halfway down the homepage on the right or the full list can be accessed by clicking here.
Last month, it was announced that CMS and Indiana had reached an agreement on Medicaid expansion. (Read our news story about it by clicking here.) If you’re wondering about the details of this expansion and what it means, the Kaiser Family Foundation has released a Fact Sheet providing all the details. That fact sheet can be found here. It can also be found on our Indiana page under “State Specific Resources” by clicking here.
Last week we mentioned resources from our New York Community Outreach Collaborative, the Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY (CIDNY). This week we are excited to announce that they have helped us prepare the first state-specific fact sheet having adapted our Fact Sheet #1 on Summaries of Benefits and Coverage to be more specific to New York. This fact sheet can be accessed here. It can also be found on our New York page under “State Specific Fact Sheets” by clicking here.
Speaking of our fact sheets, as you go through the final weekend of open enrollment, be sure you have all the new fact sheets we released for Year Two. They are as follows:
- Fact Sheet #16: Tips for ACA Enrollees: From Coverage to Care – Persons with Disabilities
- Fact Sheet #17: Disability Etiquette – Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities
- What to Know When Assisting Children and Adults in the Autism Community – newly updated
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer who has a Child or Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSCHN)
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Intellectual Disability
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Mental Illness
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Multiple Sclerosis
- Information for Veterans Regarding Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare
The entire list of fact sheets (along with upcoming fact sheets) is also available here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has funded eleven Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for the second year of enrollment. The COCs will increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA. To find a COC, click here.