KAISER BRIEF EXAMINES THE EFFECTS OF MEDICAID EXPANSION
With the Memorial Day holiday next weekend, there will be no NDNRC Update next Friday.
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A new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines the effects that the Medicaid expansion has had in states on the access and affordability of coverage as well as economic effects, including employment. To find out more about this new issue brief or to download a copy, check out our news item.
Another new publication from the Kaiser Family Foundation analyzes the performance of the individual marketplace in 2017. For more on what the analysis shows or to download a copy of the brief, check out our news item.
The Research and Training Center on Independent Living at the University of Kansas has a new fact sheet on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and disability. The fact sheet answers questions like “What is the ACA?”; “Why is the ACA important to me?”; and “How can I use the ACA to make my life better?”
In February, we published a blog post which captures all the news and resources on the waivers where states are adding work requirements to their Medicaid programs. This week we added a new fact sheet from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) on the harm Medicaid work requirements could have for women. We also added a communications toolkit from Community Catalyst entitled “Medicaid Makes the Difference” which provides advocates with messaging on the harm that could come from work requirements and other proposed changes to the Medicaid program. It includes a sample op-ed, letter to the editor, social media graphics and content, and fact sheet which can be customized.
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 Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) has a new blog post where they discuss a report that they issued on the effects that the proposed rules on Association Health Plans could have on the individual marketplace.
The Community Catalyst outreach project which we are working on has prepared graphics to highlight 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 recently became American citizens. To learn more about what’s available through this project, check out our blog post. Also, be sure to check out last month’s announcement about the additional SEP for some people affected by hurricanes in 2017. That SEP continues until this coming Thursday, May 24.
If you missed it last week, be sure to check out our new initiative – doing education and outreach to the disability community about the NIH’s All of Us Research Project. This past Saturday we were in Birmingham, Alabama at an event promoting All of Us. We did a live video where we talked about All of Us and the importance of having people with disabilities participate in it. You can find this video on the AAHD Facebook page.
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 the ten $100 gift cards that they are giving out weekly through the end of this month, 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 & Physical Disability, Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) released a plain language summary on “What Successful Aging Means to People with a Physical Disability.”
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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