NATIONAL HEALTH COUNCIL RELEASES STATE REPORT CARDS
The National Health Council (NHC) has released state report cards for all 50 states plus DC on how well the state is doing in protecting consumers purchasing insurance on the exchanges. In addition to the report cards, NHC also wrote a full report entitled “Enhancing the Patient-Centeredness of State Health Insurance Markets” which summarizes the data of all the states and provides some state highlights. You can find each state report card on our state pages under “State Specific Resources.” To access each state page go to the map on our homepage and click on your state. The map can be accessed by clicking here. To read our news item with more information on the report cards and a link to the full NHC report, you can click here.
It was recently announced by Alaska Governor Bill Walker that his state would be expanding Medicaid. To read our news item which includes the most recent graphic from the Kaiser Family Foundation showing the current status of Medicaid expansion in every state, click here.
With the summer lull in full swing, are you looking for ideas on what to do to prepare for the upcoming open enrollment? Be sure to check out the blog from Enroll America addressing what should be next in enrollment efforts post-King v. Burwell. You can read the blog post by clicking here.
In case you missed it last week, you can now find our video series “Health Insurance Jeopardy” on YouTube. This series of six videos covers the topics of prescription drugs, medical devices, rehabilitation and habilitation benefits, Medicaid eligibility, the summary of benefits and coverage and mental health. To read our blog post which provides more details on the video series and includes a link to the YouTube playlist for all six, click here. All of the videos can be found on our YouTube channel by clicking here or on the NDNRC “Webinars/Presentations” page 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.
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