NEW REPORT SHOWS EFFECT OF MEDICAID EXPANSION
Please note that for the remainder of the summer the NDNRC Update will be released on a biweekly basis. Enjoy your July 4 holiday next weekend!
A new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation outlines the effect that Medicaid expansion has had on both the rate of uninsurance and access to care. To read more about this brief and to download a copy, click here.
On Tuesday, CMS released a fact sheet on outreach efforts to reach younger adults who remain uninsured. In the fact sheet entitled “Strengthening the Marketplace by Covering Young Adults” CMS sets forth some strategies which they will employ for the fourth open enrollment this fall. To read the CMS fact sheet, click here.
As reported last week, CMS announced that the new confirmation process for Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) went into effect as of last Friday, June 17. The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms has a new blog post on the new confirmation process. To read that blog post, click here. You can also check out the fact sheet previously released by CMS on the new SEP guidelines here and our prior news item on the new confirmation process here.
A new issue brief from the Commonwealth Fund compares the coverage individuals receive both on and off the ACA Marketplace. To read more about this issue brief and to download a copy, check out our news item by clicking here.
The University of Washington Healthy Aging Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) has just released a fact sheet entitled “How To Find Trustworthy Health Information from the Internet.” To download a copy of this fact sheet, click here.
A new policy brief by the Ohio Disability & Health Program entitled “The Double Burden: Health Disparities among People of Color Living with Disabilities” discusses the need to collect disability data and/or identifiers, together with racial and ethnic data, based on the “enormous health disparity amplifying phenomenon” and “double burden” of disability on racial and ethnic minority status to improve the health of all people of color. To download a copy of this brief, click 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 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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