NEW BRIEF EXAMINES STATE-BASED MARKETPLACES IN 2017
A new issue brief from the Commonwealth Fund looks at the experiences of the state-based marketplaces in 2017. To read more about the brief entitled “How Did State-Run Health Insurance Marketplaces Fare in 2017?” or to download a copy, check out our news item. This brief was written with the assistance of the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) and you can read more about it in their blog.
The CHIR recently concluded a series in their blog about the comments submitted on the proposed rules allowing for Association Health Plans. The series of blog posts was broken into three posts looking at different groups of organizations which submitted comments: state attorneys general, consumer advocates and insurance companies.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has released its annual report on a state-by-state look at Medicaid eligibility and enrollment. To learn more about the report or to download a copy, check out our news item.
A new fact sheet from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum highlights the role assisters play in helping consumers to enroll in healthcare coverage. To learn more about this fact sheet or to download a copy, check out our news item.
The Community Catalyst outreach project which we are working on has prepared graphics to highlight Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) for which consumers may qualify. These graphics are specific to many of the reasons people could be eligible like the graphic below highlighting SEPs for individuals who moved from Puerto Rico and/or the Virgin Islands after last year’s hurricanes. It should be noted that this SEP ends tomorrow! To learn more about what’s available through this project, check out our blog post.
Here’s something for fun: one of the partner organizations in the enrollment outreach project is Raising Women’s Voices and in honor of Women’s History Month, they have created a Women’s Health History Quiz.
Last week we highlighted the eight-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being passed into law. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) used the opportunity to post in their blog five charts which highlight the accomplishments of the health reform law. These accomplishments include historic lows in both the number of uninsured and the rate of the uninsured.
AAHD has partnered with CBPP on a project called the Consumer Assistance Coordination Hub (CACH). The CACH supports individuals and groups that provide enrollment assistance. To read more about this project, check out our blog post.
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. Currently, they are especially looking for people to complete the survey who are male, living in southern states or racial/ethnic minorities.
The University of Washington Healthy Aging Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) has released a fact sheet entitled “How to Reduce Stress Through Mindfulness.”
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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