KAISER RESOURCES EXAMINE ACA REPLACEMENT PROPOSALS
A new issue brief released by the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at the effect that ACA replacement legislation may have on the premium tax credits that are currently available. To read more about the brief or to download a copy, check out our news item here.
If you’re looking for more information from Kaiser on the current proposals to replace the ACA, check out their interactive tool which allows you to compare the ACA and four of the proposed replacement plans. That resource is available here.
Additionally, Kaiser released another interactive tool which allows you to see the estimated ACA enrollment numbers by congressional district for both the ACA marketplace and Medicaid expansion. That resource is available here.
One of the arguments given by proponents of the ACA repeal and replace is that it would provide more flexibility to states. A new blog post from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) takes a closer look at some of the ACA replacement proposals and the degree to which they provide states flexibility. To read the CHIR blog post, click here.
A blog post written on Health Affairs by Timothy Jost examines one of the more recent congressional ACA replacement proposals. To read that blog post, click here.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) has published “A Self-Advocate’s Guide to the Affordable Care Act.” This guide provides a summary of what the ACA means for people with disabilities and provides important information which advocates can use when they are working to preserve the protections provided by the ACA. To download the ASAN guide, click here.
The NDNRC also 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.
If you missed it last week, we announced that the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is looking for individuals with disabilities (age 18-63) to participate in interviews about their experiences using and getting health insurance and/or Medicaid and Medicare. To read more about volunteering for these interviews, check out our news item here.
The University of Washington Healthy Aging Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) has released a new fact sheet for health care providers entitled “Disability Stigma and Your Patients.” To download a copy of this fact sheet, click here.
This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Eligibility Determinations and Enrollment Report from December 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.
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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