OE6 ENDS FOR MOST, CONTINUES FOR SOME
Open Enrollment Year 6 (OE6) ended last month for most of the country, but there are some state-based marketplaces who are still accepting enrollments as they have a different deadline. To find out what states have an extended deadline, check out our blog post.
As for the marketplaces in the federally facilitated states, OE6 finished strong as over 4.3 million people enrolled in coverage through the marketplace during the last week of OE6. This brings the total enrollment for OE6 in the federally facilitated marketplaces to over 8.4 million people. To read more about the final enrollment numbers, check out CMS’s Weekly Enrollment Snapshot from Week 7.
Last month, a federal judge in Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional. It should be noted that this decision will not have any legal effect pending appeals, so coverage through the marketplace is still effective. To read more about this decision, check out our news item.
To read more about the ACA decision in Texas, check out the resources from the following organizations:
- Kaiser Family Foundation: Potential Impact of Texas v. U.S. Decision on Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act
- Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms: Texas Court Ruling Throws Future of ACA’s Pre-existing Condition Protections, Coverage Gains into Doubt
- Families USA: Five Things You Need to Know about Texas v. US Litigation
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: District Court Decision Striking Down ACA Would Undermine Medicare
AAHD is working with Community Catalyst and other partners to highlight health insurance enrollment for 2019. As stated above, there are some states with state-based marketplaces which have extended deadlines for OE6. For more graphics like the one below which can be used to highlight the extended deadline in a state like New York, check out our blog post about the project.
Last month, new numbers were released on the amount of people who have lost Medicaid coverage in Arkansas as a result of failing to comply with the state’s work requirements. To learn more about the number of people who lost Medicaid coverage in Arkansas or for links to resources from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, check out our news item.
If you want to learn more on Medicaid work requirements, check out our earlier blog post which highlights all the news stories that we have published as well as several resources on the issue.
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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