CHRIL LOOKING FOR INTERVIEW VOLUNTEERS
The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is a 5-year research project funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to study how health reforms affect working-age adults with disabilities. The CHRIL is currently looking for individuals with disabilities who are 18-63 years of age, to participate in their research efforts. During the months of April through July, CHRIL staff from the University of Kansas will be interviewing 20-25 adults with disabilities across the US about their experiences using and getting health insurance and/or Medicaid and Medicare. Participants completing an interview will each receive $40. If you would like more information about participating in these interviews click here.
The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have released a new series of state-specific fact sheets which highlight the importance of Medicaid and the CHIP program and the rates of insurance for children through Medicaid, employer sponsored insurance, individual plans, other public programs such as Medicare or Tricare and the rate of those children without any coverage. The fact sheet for any state can be found on each individual state page on the NDNRC website under “State Specific Resources.” To download your state’s fact sheet, click on the state on our “State Resource Guide Map” available here.
Speaking of the CHIP program, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently published the results of a survey conducted of the state CHIP directors. To download a copy of the NASHP survey, click here.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), which is a large coalition of national disability organizations, has released a statement opposing the current proposals to pay for the ACA repeal through reforming the Medicaid program with the use of block grants or per capita caps. To download the CCD statement, click here.
To better understand what a Medicaid block grant or per capita cap would mean to the program, check out the new video released this week by the Kaiser Family Foundation entitled “Medicaid’s Role: What’s at Stake Under a Block Grant or Per Capita Cap?” That video is available here.
There has been a lot written about the effect of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Kaiser Family Foundation has put together a report which summarizes a lot of the research done on the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. To read more about the Kaiser literature review or to download it or the chart summarizing all the articles reviewed, check out our news item here.
The Kaiser Family Foundation also has a new issue brief which looks at how the health insurance market operated before the ACA and how that can help inform the policy discussions around the ACA replacement. To read more about this brief or to download a copy, check out our news item here.
Last week we highlighted a new interactive tool from the Kaiser Family Foundation which allows you to compare the ACA and four of the proposed replacement plans. That resource is available here. This week, Families USA posted a fact sheet which examines the ACA replacement proposals and how they fall short of protecting the millions of people who rely on the ACA for their health insurance coverage. For the Families USA fact sheet, click here.
The University of Washington Healthy Aging Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) has released a fact sheet entitled “How to Sleep Better.” To download a copy of this 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) which work to 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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