APRIL IS MEDICAID AWARENESS MONTH
April is Medicaid Awareness Month and the Protect Our Care Coalition has set up a website to highlight the importance that Medicaid plays for millions of Americans. It can be found at https://www.medicaidawareness.com/.
If you missed it earlier this month, we’ve updated our Medicaid Social Media Toolkit. The toolkit provides sample social media posts, 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 is available on the NDNRC website and can be downloaded as a zip drive.
The Medicaid Social Media Toolkit was done in conjunction with the work we are doing Community Catalyst on educating consumers about healthcare enrollment, including coverage through the ACA marketplaces and Medicaid during both the Open Enrollment Period and Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs). Many of the graphics in our Medicaid Social Media Toolkit (like the one below) come from this project. For more graphics which can be used to educate consumers about SEPs, check out our blog post which includes a link to an online drive of graphics. If you’re looking for information about helping people understand how to get the most out of their insurance, check out our blog post which includes a link to the online drive with graphics on health literacy.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a series of fact sheets which highlight the effect that Medicaid expansion could have in 13 states that have yet to expand. The state fact sheets can be found in our news item.
On the issue of Medicaid expansion, the Commonwealth Fund conducted a survey of community health centers and issued a report showing how Medicaid expansion has supported the community health centers.
A new report from Families USA addresses the issue of “churning” in the Medicaid program and how administrative burdens on beneficiaries have caused many Americans to lose their Medicaid coverage in 2018. To learn more about this report or to download a copy, check out our news item.
For more information about Medicaid work requirements, check out the blog post we published last year which highlights all the news stories we published as well as resources on Medicaid work requirements.
The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) continued their series on comments to the proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020. Their latest blog post this week looks at comments from state regulators of the insurance departments and marketplaces.
Join the NASUAD Disability Business Acumen Center on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 12:30-1:30 PM ET as they present a webinar entitled “Use Business Intelligence to Build Your Strategic Plan.” This webinar will be presented by NASUAD’s Senior Director of Business Acumen, Erica Lindquist and Donna Martin, Director for State Partnerships & Special Projects at the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) as they describe the tools the HCBS Business Development Learning Collaborative used to move from data collection to strategy development.
Earlier this year, we released a Call to Action to the disability community to learn about the All of Us Research Program and consider participation. If you want to learn more about our 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.