AAHD JOINS COMMENTS ON AMENDING §1557 RULES
Throughout the summer, we will be publishing the NDNRC Update on a biweekly basis.
Previously, we reported on the proposed regulations which would amend the rules enforcing §1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which is the civil rights section of the ACA. Comments were due on the proposed regulations earlier this month and AAHD has joined the comment letters of three coalitions expressing concerns over the proposed changes. Links to these three comment letters can be found in our news item.
A new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at the relationship between Medicaid and work. The issue brief details how many people who are Medicaid beneficiaries are already working, covers the types of functional limitations on the job that people with disabilities face and breaks down why people who are not working and on Medicaid are out of work. To learn more about the issue brief or to download a copy, check out our news item. We’ve also added this news item to our prior blog post which highlights news stories and resources on Medicaid and work requirements.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has released another issue brief on a literature review it conducted of all the research done on the effects of Medicaid expansion. To learn more about the issue brief or to download a copy, check out our news item.
A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation details the data on the amount of people covered through the ACA exchanges through the first quarter of 2019. To learn more about the data or for a link to the report, check out our news item.
Community Catalyst and the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) have prepared a guide to assist advocates on the issues around short-term, limited duration health plans. You can read more about it in the CHIR blog post.
The CHIR also announced that they will be updating their Navigator Resource Guide in the coming months in preparation for Open Enrollment Year 7 (OE7). You can check out the CHIR blog for many of the new items which will be covered in the updated guide.
Last month, we conducted a webinar hosted by the Independent Living Research Utilization on our involvement with the NIH’s All of Us Research Project. If you missed webinar, you can now access the archived recording. If you’re interested in learning more about the project, you can check out the Frequently Asked Questions document about the program or review the Call to Action we released earlier this year to the disability community to learn about the All of Us Research Program and consider participation.
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.