NAVIGATOR GRANTS ANNOUNCED
Last Friday, CMS announced the recipients for the 2019 navigator awards for Open Enrollment Year 7 (OE7). To learn more about the awards or for a full list of awardees, check out our news item.
In addition, CMS also made the OE7 navigator training available last Friday. This training can be accessed through the CMS portal.
A new issue brief from Families USA analyzes the effectiveness of Medicaid work requirements. The issue brief examines what has happened in states such as Arkansas and whether the work requirements have accomplished their stated goal of getting Medicaid recipients back to work. To learn more about the issue brief or to download a copy, check out our news item. We’ve also added this brief to our prior blog post which highlights news stories and resources on Medicaid and work requirements.
If you want to learn more about what CMS is doing with 1115 Medicaid waivers, also known as demonstration waivers, check out the updated Medicaid waiver tracker from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
This past summer the Fifth Circuit heard arguments in Texas v. United States which is the court case which challenges the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since the individual mandate penalty was eliminated. Before the Fifth Circuit, the Department of Justice (DOJ) argued the entire ACA should be invalidated. Recently, DOJ amended this position and is arguing that the ACA should only be invalidated in the 18 states that brought the lawsuit. To learn more on what this new DOJ position means, check out the new blog post from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR).
Another new resource on the case is a report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families on how the lawsuit would harm Medicaid and CHIP coverage of children beyond just the loss in coverage.
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has recently released a new fact sheet on Assistive Technology (AT) programs. If you’re interested in contacting the AT program in your state, you can find that info on the individual state page on the NDNRC website which can be accessed using the State Resource Guide Map on our homepage.
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.