KAISER EXAMINES EFFECTS OF POTENTIAL MEDICAID REFORMS
The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a series of new issue briefs and fact sheets which look at the Medicaid program and some of the proposals to reform Medicaid. One of the issue briefs looks at five questions about the proposed Medicaid reforms while the other examines current flexibility found in the Medicaid program. Kaiser has also issued a series of state specific fact sheets which look at the makeup of the Medicaid population in each state as well as how a block grant or per capita cap would affect each individual state. Information on both of these issue briefs and the state fact sheets can be found in our news item here. Also, each of the state fact sheets can be found on the individual state page of the NDNRC website under “State Specific Resources.” To check your state, you can click on your state on our “State Resource Guide Map” which is available here.
Kaiser has also recently prepared synopses for some of the proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These summaries can be found on our new blog post which is available here. This blog post will be continually updated as summaries for other proposals are available, so continue to check it regularly.
Kaiser also cohosted an event this week with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) entitled “Major Considerations for Repealing and Replacing the ACA.” Kaiser has posted a video of the webcast on their website available here. While CRFB has posted a recap of the event on their blog which is available here.
While Open Enrollment ended this week, there are some who are still eligible for Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs). To help you prepare for SEPs, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will be addressing them in their Health Reform: Beyond the Basics webinar series next Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM ET. To register for the webinar, click here.
If you’re wondering how all the talk of repealing and replacing the ACA is affecting health insurers, the Urban Institute along with the Georgetown Center on Health Insurance Reforms and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report this week entitled “Uncertain Future for Affordable Care Act Leads Insurers to Rethink Participation, Prices.” To download the report, click here.
The University of Washington, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability, Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) has a fact sheet entitled “Living with Spinal Cord Injury: Watching for Secondary Conditions.” To read the fact sheet click here.
The NDNRC has a statement on health reform entitled “Preserve the Protections Provided by the Affordable Care Act” where we call on Congress and the 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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