JOIN THE OE6 PLEDGE!
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) has joined the Young Invincibles’ OE6 Pledge. The OE6 Pledge is for organizations who will be involved in ACA enrollment in Open Enrollment Year Six (OE6) and who will commit to getting the word out about open enrollment and various activities. Join AAHD and sign-up today for the OE6 Pledge!
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the list or organizations which had been awarded navigator grants in the federally facilitated marketplace states. To learn more about the navigator awards, check out our news item. As we said before, we have concerns over the significant cuts in funding which have occurred to the navigator program. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) has posted a blog addressing these cuts entitled “Navigator Funding Cuts Will Leave Many Marketplace Consumers on Their Own.”
The cuts to the navigator program are also a topic covered in a new Health Affairs blog post along with recent guidance from HHS on hardship exemptions available for the individual mandate in 2018.
A new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at the recent data from Arkansas on the number of individuals who lost coverage for failing to comply with the new Medicaid work requirements. To learn more about this brief or to download a copy, check out our news item.
To read more about the coverage losses in the Arkansas Medicaid program, check out the posts from these organizations:
CBPP also has a new report which looks at the risk that short-term health plans have for consumers. To learn more about this report or to download a copy, check out our news item.
With open enrollment approaching, CBPP has announced its fall “Beyond the Basics” webinar series to help you get ready. The first webinar on premium tax credits was held last week and the slides have been archived. The topics, dates and times of future webinars can be found in our news item.
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. If you’re interested in being interviewed for this project, they will be conducting interviews during the APRIL Conference in Denver, CO in the beginning of October. The interview form can be found on the Disability Stories Project page linked above.
Join the NASUAD Disability Business Acumen Center on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 12:30-1:30 PM ET as they present a webinar entitled “Adapting to the Environment: How One Organization Maximized Opportunity.” This webinar will be presented by Dina Casalaspro, Managing Director of Community Options Enterprises, Inc. as she shares what lead her organization to develop a creative and self-sustaining business model with a hybrid payer structure, where customer purchased services and office rentals support the cost of operations. You can also learn more about this model in an interview with Dina in this YouTube video.
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.