ARCHIVED WEBINAR ON ACA AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AVAILABLE
If you missed it on Wednesday, the NDNRC presented on a webinar entitled “The Affordable Care Act and Persons with Disabilities: An Introduction and Overview Webinar.” To access the archived webinar recording or slides, check out our news item by clicking here. The slides and recording links are also available on our “Webinars/Presentations” page.
There has been a lot of discussions around health insurance premiums for 2017 especially with the recent news that UnitedHealth was withdrawing from many markets. The Kaiser Family Foundation just released a new policy insight entitled “What to Look for in 2017 ACA Marketplace Premium Changes.” To read the insight, click here. You can also read our news item from last month on a Kaiser Family Foundation issue brief on the effect of UnitedHealth’s withdrawal by clicking here.
This week, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released a report entitled “2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy.” To read more about this report or to download a copy, check out our news item by clicking here.
Families USA recently reported on debrief interviews they’ve done with ACA Assisters. To read their blog post where they have several suggestions for improvements in the enrollment process, click here.
Last Friday, CMS released proposed rules on transparency in coverage reporting for Qualified Health Plans which would delay implementation. To read more about the CMS proposal and what it means, check out the blog post by Health Affairs here.
For those of you in California, Covered California has made changes to its Marketplace benefits and networks design. A fact sheet from the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) highlights some of these changes. To download the NHeLP fact sheet, click here. The fact sheet is also available on our California state page under “State Specific Resources.”
Last Friday, CMS released the Medicaid enrollment data for February 2016. To download a copy of the report, read our news story by clicking here. The report can also be found on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Statistics.”
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 our project. This includes the eleven that were funded last year, plus seven new locations in six new states. 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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