CHRIL SEEKING DISABILITY STORIES
Note: through the summer months, we will be sending the NDNRC Update every other Friday.
The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is looking for volunteers for their “Disability Stories Project.” Specifically, they are looking for individuals with disabilities who would be willing to share how the need for health insurance affects choices about participating in disability programs or working. They are also inviting anyone to join between the ages of 18-64 who has a story to tell about how issues in health policy have affected them. To learn more about this project, check out the Disability Stories Project page on the CHRIL website.
To learn more about the research that the CHRIL is doing, check out our blog post from last month where we reported on the recent article from the CHRIL which showed that employment rates for people with disabilities in states where Medicaid had been expanded was higher.
Last week, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) filed a lawsuit challenging HHS’s approval of the Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas. To learn more about this lawsuit and to download resources related to it, check out our news item.
Speaking of Medicaid work requirements, we published a blog post in February which captures all the news and resources on the waivers where states are adding work requirements to their Medicaid programs. We recently added two blog posts from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) on the Medicaid waivers in Arkansas and Kentucky as well as a CBPP report on what Medicaid work requirements could mean for people living in rural communities.
If you haven’t seen it, be sure to check out our social media toolkit for Medicaid. The toolkit provides sample social media posts as well as graphics and relevant hashtags which can be combined to promote the importance of the Medicaid program and how important it is for people with disabilities. The toolkit also provides lists of social media accounts to follow, digital materials, our news stories on Medicaid work requirements and Medicaid statistics. The toolkit is available on the NDNRC website where it can be downloaded as a zip drive.
The Kaiser Family Foundation recently published a report which looks at inpatient admission and outpatient services to examine how patients are subject to higher cost-sharing and possible additional bills from out-of-network providers. To learn more about this report or to download a copy, check out our news item.
The Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) recently published a report which highlights views from insurance brokers and agents about some of the recent market changes by the Trump administration. To learn more about what is included in the report or for a link to it, check out our news item.
If you want to learn more about our new project with the NIH’s All of Us Research Project, check out the Frequently Asked Questions document about the program.
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.