AAHD JOINS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEXT ADMINISTRATION ON ACA ENROLLMENT
The American Association on Health and Disability is pleased to join Enroll America in its five recommendations for the next administration to help keep health insurance premiums affordable and make it easier for consumers to enroll through the marketplace. To read more about these recommendations, including links to the full statement and the Enroll America press release, check out our news item here.
Last week, the US Access Board approved new standards for accessible medical diagnostic equipment. To read more about the new rules, including links to the Access Board announcement and webcast, check out our news item here.
The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) will be hosting a webinar next week where they will be sharing the early findings from the first year of their research on the Affordable Care Act and people with disabilities. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 27 from 3:00-4:30 ET. To read more about what will be covered in the webinar and for instructions on how to join, check out our news item by clicking here.
Speaking of webinars, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has announced its fall “Beyond the Basics” webinar series. The first webinar in this series is on “Premium Tax Credits” and will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET. To register for this webinar, click here. The list of topics, dates and times of all the webinars in the series, as well as links to register, can be found at our news item, here.
Are you interested in learning the difference between network adequacy standards for plans offered on the federally facilitated marketplace vs. those in Medicaid managed care plans? Check out the new blog post from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms here.
Are you in either Ohio or Kentucky and trying to understand the latest proposals related to Medicaid expansion? Families USA has two blog posts up this month which explains some of the ramifications of these proposals. In Ohio, CMS recently rejected the state’s request to amend its Medicaid program while Kentucky’s proposal is still pending and CMS is still seeking comments on it. To read the Families USA blog post on Ohio, click here, or to read the Families USA blog post on Kentucky, 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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