DISABILITY WEEK OF ACTION STARTS SUNDAY!
Disability Week of Action is just a few days away! As part of the week of action, we will be publishing a series of blogs to highlight what healthcare coverage means for people with disabilities. The blog posts that we will be publishing will be as follows:
- Monday: Introduction to Disability Week of Action
- Tuesday: What ACA Coverage Means for People with Disabilities
- Thursday: Key Statistics on Disability and Healthcare Coverage
- Friday: Why We Are Thankful for Medicaid
On Wednesday, we will be hosting a Twitter chat entitled “Coverage Is Inclusive”. The Twitter chat will occur at 2 PM ET. You can follow along on the AAHD Twitter account and the NDNRC Twitter account or with the #OE7DisabilityChat. If you’re interested in working with us on the Disability Week of Action, please contact Karl Cooper.
For OE7, AAHD is once again joining Community Catalyst and other partners in conducting outreach for OE7. As was the case last year, this project will educate individuals about enrolling for health insurance for 2020. Community Catalyst has launched its Outreach Hub which includes resources to use by those who are doing open enrollment outreach. The Outreach Hub includes graphics like the one above. To learn more about what’s included in the Outreach Hub, check out our news item. To learn more about the project we are doing with Community Catalyst, check out our earlier news item.
If you’re looking for resources to help you serve people with disabilities, check out our news item from the start of open enrollment. The news item includes links to a promotional brochure to use for people with disabilities, our disability guide and all our fact sheets.
If you missed it, we presented on a webinar last month as part of the “Beyond the Basics” webinar series from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). This webinar series provides technical assistance to assisters during OE7. The webinar entitled “Best Practices When Assisting People with Disabilities Enroll in Health Coverage” is archived. The slides and video recording are also available on our “Webinar/Presentations” page. You can view the archives for all of the other “Beyond the Basics” webinar series in our news item and also on our Resources/Links page under “Enrollment Resources: Overview.”
Open Enrollment has been underway for two weeks. If you’re wondering how it’s going, CMS has released its second Weekly Enrollment Snapshot showing that nearly 1 million people have selected their plans for the 2020 year.
Last week’s blog post from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) looks at what states could do if the courts overturn the ACA’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The CHIR also has its FAQ of the week entitled “Can I Get Help Paying for Coverage and Care?”
The NIDILRR-funded Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is looking for adults with disabilities to complete an online survey about health insurance and health care services. For more information on the survey and to learn about the drawing they are having for gift cards, check out our news item.
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.