CBO EXAMINES EFFECT OF ACA REPEAL
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report this week which outlines how repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would affect the coverage of the millions of Americans who are currently enrolled through the ACA and how it could affect health insurance premiums in the individual market as a whole. To read more about this report including some of the key findings or to download a copy of the report, check out our news item here. Health Affairs also has a blog post which looks at the CBO report. That blog is available here.
ACA repeal could also have an impact on health insurance beyond just the individual market. The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms posted a blog article this week which examines the effect ACA repeal could have on employer-sponsored coverage. To read that blog post, click here.
A new report from Enroll America examines the gains that have been made in health insurance coverage since 2013 which is prior to the ACA’s full implementation. To read more about this report or to download a copy, check out our news item here.
Are you looking for an explanation of all the different ACA replacement proposals that exist? The Kaiser Family Foundation has released an issue brief which breaks down some of the Medicare and Medicaid provisions in six of the proposals put forward by Republicans at various times over the last couple of years. For a copy of this issue brief, click here. More specifically as it relates to the ACAs a whole, this week Kaiser released a summary of the proposal put forward by HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price. To read more about this or to download a copy of the Kaiser summary, check out our news item here.
This week, the NDNRC presented on a webinar for the United Spinal Association on the benefits the Affordable Care Act has for people with disabilities. The webinar was entitled “Helping People with Disabilities Get the Healthcare Coverage They Need” and has been archived on the website on our “Webinars/Presentations” page.
This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Eligibility Determinations and Enrollment Report from November 2016. To read the report from CMS, click here. This report can also be found on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Statistics.” Prior Medicaid enrollment reports from CMS, are archived on our website here.
Speaking of enrollment numbers, on Wednesday CMS released the latest biweekly enrollment snapshot showing that the total number of people who have signed up for coverage through Healthcare.gov during this open enrollment has exceeded 8.8 million people which is more than had enrolled this same time last year. These numbers only apply to the 39 states on the federal exchange or are a state-federal partnership. To read the whole biweekly enrollment snapshot which includes state-by-state enrollment numbers for those 39 states, click here.
If you haven’t done it yet, make sure you check out our NDNRC statement entitled “Preserve the Protections Provided by the Affordable Care Act” where we call on Congress and the new Administration to protect provisions in the ACA which have benefited people with disabilities. To read our blog posts on this statement, click here. The full statement can be found on our website, where it is also available in a PDF download, by clicking here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for Open Enrollment Year 4 (OE4). The COCs increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA marketplace. To find a COC, click here.
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