NDNRC TO PRESENT ON UNITED SPINAL WEBINAR
The NDNRC is pleased to be presenting on an upcoming webinar hosted by NDNRC partner organization, United Spinal Association. Along with a general overview of the resources available through the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC), the presentation will include the newest “Health Insurance Jeopardy” round which focuses on the population specific fact sheets the NDNRC released last year. This webinar will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 2:30-3:30 PM EST. To read the full announcement which includes a link to register for the webinar, click here.
Earlier this week newly elected Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana would be expanding Medicaid. To read our news item on this, click here. Louisiana is the latest state to expand and many states are either considering an expansion or are looking to change their expansion to a waiver program. Last month we wrote a blog listing states identified by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) which are either making changes or may be making changes in 2016. To read this blog, click here.
Churning is the situation that occurs when an individual’s income fluctuates so that they go back and forth between Medicaid eligibility and Marketplace eligibility. This can cause confusion for many consumers. This week, Kaiser Health News published a Q&A which addresses some of the common issues that arise as a result of churning. To read this article, click here. If you want to know more about churning, you can read a blog post we did previously. You can also check out our news items from last year where we reported on a Commonwealth Fund article examining the phenomenon here and another Commonwealth Fund article giving recommendations to reduce it here.
If you missed it, last week we highlighted the release of a new population specific fact sheet on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This is the latest in a series of population specific fact sheets which provide navigators and other enrollment specialists with information they need to help specific populations within the disability community. The population specific fact sheets we have released so far are as follows:
- What to Know When Assisting Children and Adults in the Autism Community
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer who has Experienced or is at Risk for Blood Clots
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with a Child with Special Health Care Needs
- 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
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Traumatic Brain Injury
- Information for Veterans Regarding Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare
The entire list of fact sheets including our topical fact sheets is available here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC is funding eighteen Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for the third year of enrollment. This includes the eleven that were funded last year, plus seven new locations in six new states. 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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