RESOURCES ON MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS
Recently we’ve been reporting a lot on the Medicaid waivers approved by CMS for Kentucky and Indiana which would add work requirements to their Medicaid programs. In order to capture all the news on this topic as well as resources we have highlighted, we posted a new blog post which includes links to all the news items we’ve written on the topic and resources from other organizations. The most recent addition is a new post from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) on the effect that work requirements will have on the health outcomes for low-income individuals.
One of the resources we reference in that blog post is about the litigation currently pending which challenges the work requirements. For an interesting article explaining the litigation and looking at what the courts may do, check out the blog post from Health Affairs.
Open enrollment has now concluded in all the state-based marketplaces and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently reported the final enrollment numbers for the 2018 plan year. To learn more about the enrollment numbers or to download NASHP’s chart which shows the enrollment on a state-by-state basis, check out our news item.
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 New Hampshire Disability and Public Health Project has created an online, on-demand, free training for mammography technologists. The training is eligible for 1 Category A credit from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Please visit http://responsivepractice.org/ to register.
The Ohio Disability and Health Program has developed a fact sheet to raise awareness regarding smoking disparities faced by Ohioans with disabilities.
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 (UW), in partnership with Columbia University’s Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, is pleased to announce a competitive postdoctoral fellowship for individuals with an interest in the intersection of aging, disability, and policy research. The fellowship includes a year of training in rehab policy research, and a year in DC interning with the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program. For information and instructions on how to apply, check the RRTC’s website.
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.
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