NEW RESOURCES ON SHORT-TERM HEALTH PLANS
With the Memorial Day holiday next week and the summer approaching, we will not have a NDNRC Update next week and then will be publishing the NDNRC Update on a biweekly basis through the summer.
A new issue brief from the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Action Network examines the coverage gaps that can exist with short-term health plans and how they could leave people with cancer without adequate coverage to get the treatment that they need.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a new blog post which looks at Congressional efforts to block the rule which now allows for the broader use of short-term health plans.
A new issue brief from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) examines a law passed in New York in 2014 on surprise balance billing and the effects that it has had for consumers. To learn more about this brief or to download a copy, check out our news item.
A new blog post from CHIR looks at how operational decisions by state-based marketplaces affected their open enrollment periods in comparison with how things ran on the federally facilitated marketplaces.
Do you want to learn more about reinsurance? Community Catalyst has a new tool called “The Advocate’s Guide to Reinsurance” which covers the basics on reinsurance programs and how states use them.
Two blog posts from Health Affairs highlights steps that states are taking to increase coverage within their state. The first blog post examines the recent initiative in Washington state to add a public option to their state marketplace. The second blog post examines a new law passed by Maryland which makes it easier for people to enroll in coverage.
Another new blog post from Health Affairs looks at how the restrictions on Medicaid eligibility, such as work requirements, could actually hinder advancements in delivery system reform.
Join the NASUAD Disability Business Acumen Center on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 12:30-1:30 PM ET as Camille Dobson, Deputy Director at the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities and Debbie Pierson and Yonda Snyder, partners at Sage Squirrel Consulting present a webinar entitled “Collaborating to Address HCBS Workforce Challenges in MLTSS Programs” where they will discuss the report entitled “HCBS Workforce Challenges in MLTSS Programs.” This discussion will include the challenges and promising practices such as accessibility and use of data in addressing workforce challenges via network adequacy, rates and reimbursement and quality.
The new 2019 New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project (NHDPH) Infographic Report from NHDPH shows indicators of health for adults with disabilities in NH and shares strategies to improve health equity.
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.
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