AAHD SUPPORTS THE ENROLL ACT
Throughout the summer, we will be publishing the NDNRC Update on a biweekly basis.
Last week, Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Expand Navigators’ Resources for Outreach, Learning, and Longevity (ENROLL) Act. To read more about the ENROLL Act and why AAHD supports it, check out our news item.
Previously, we reported on proposed changes the Trump Administration is planning for §1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which is the law’s civil rights section. Earlier this month, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) hosted a webinar on the proposed changes to §1557. The NHeLP webinar has been archived. You can also check out NHeLP’s Q&A on the proposed regulations. The public is invited to submit comments on this proposed rule from now through August 13, 2019.
We previously reported on a proposal from the Trump Administration that would recalculate how the federal poverty line is determined. A new blog post from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) shows how this proposal will especially hurt seniors and people with disabilities.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has released an in-depth analysis comparing the economic and social prevalence among special needs children who received health insurance through Medicaid/CHIP, private insurance, a combination of Medicaid/CHIP and private insurance, or who are uninsured. To learn more or to download a copy of the issue brief, check out our news item.
Another new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines the different pathways which people with disabilities can obtain coverage through the Medicaid program. The issue brief is the result of a 50-state survey which Kaiser conducted of all the state Medicaid programs. To learn more or to download a copy of the issue brief, check out our news item.
Kaiser has also released a brief on surprise medical bills and what some states are doing to protect individuals from them. The National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) has also released a chart showing some of the state initiatives in this area.
A new blog post from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) looks at recent rate filings from some insurance companies for 2020 and asks whether there is any evidence of a stabilizing market.
If you missed it, CMS released its Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the seventh open enrollment period (OE7). The full CMS announcement can be found in our news item, along with links to the CMS Overview on Applying and CMS’s FAQ sheet. Applications are due July 22nd.
The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) is pleased to announce the release of the second module of the HCBS Business Acumen Center Toolkit, “Disability Network Business Strategies: A Roadmap to Financial and Programmatic Sustainability for Community-Based Organizations”. This resource is a “how-to’ guide designed to help Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) evaluate, plan, develop and implement strategies to help build and sustain their organizations in various business climates. The second module, Step 2: Plan. Use Business Intelligence to Build the Strategic Plan for your Organization provides guidance to CBOs serving people with disabilities on how to analyze, prioritize, and organize the information and data collected in the first module. You can now access both Step 1: Prepare and Step 2: Plan of the HCBS Business Acumen Center Toolkit.
Caregivers, who provide meaningful help for family members or friends who have disabilities or health difficulties, need support too and the New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project (NHDPH) has a data brief on the need to support caregivers.
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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