CHRIL SURVEY LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS
The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is conducting an online survey of people with disabilities about getting and using health insurance and health care services. To learn more about the survey and how to enter a drawing to win one of five $100 gift cards, check out our news item.
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a waiver for the state of Indiana to add work requirements to their Medicaid program. To learn more about the Indiana waiver, check out our news item which also includes links to a blog post by Community Catalyst and resources from the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), including a fact sheet on the effects the waiver will have on people with disabilities. NHeLP has already filed a lawsuit related to a similar waiver in Kentucky. To learn more about this litigation, check out our news item from last month.
AAHD is a member of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and earlier this week, CCD sent a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services expressing its opposition to the recent guidance that CMS gave to states regarding work requirements. To learn more about the CCD letter, check out our news item.
If you want to learn more about the Indiana waiver and the effects it could have as well as what some other states are considering, check out the blog post from Health Affairs.
Also, if you want to learn more about the effects of work requirements on people with disabilities, check out our news item from last week which includes links to resources from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP).
Previously, we reported on a project we are working on with Community Catalyst which was aimed at spreading awareness about the open enrollment period. Now that open enrollment has concluded, the project is highlighting the benefits of coverage and how to effectively use your insurance (with tools like the graphic below). To learn more about what’s available through this project, check out our blog post.
If you’re interested in learning more about coverage to care for people with disabilities, check out our fact sheet entitled “Tips for ACA Enrollees: From Coverage to Care – Persons with Disabilities.” As this fact sheet is aimed at consumers, we have also translated it into Spanish.
The CDC funded Disability Research and Dissemination Center has announced new GRANT OPPORTUNITIES for FY 18. Please read more about the seven (7) DRDC research opportunities at the DRDC website. Applications are due by 5PM EST on Monday, March 5, 2018.
The University of Washington Healthy Aging Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) has released a fact sheet entitled “How to Do a Lot with the Little: Managing Your Energy.”
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. You can find a COC, on the COC page of our website.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.