This week, CMS released the final numbers for Open Enrollment Year 7 (OE7). During OE7, nearly 8.3 million people enrolled in a health insurance plan through healthcare.gov, including over 2 million new individuals. To learn more about the final enrollment numbers and for a link to CMS’s final Weekly Enrollment Snapshot, check out our news item.
While OE7 has concluded for most parts of the country, consumers in some states which run their own state-based marketplaces may still have an opportunity to enroll. Check out our blog post which details the five states which still have ongoing open enrollment for OE7.
AAHD has joined Community Catalyst and other partners in conducting outreach for OE7 to educate individuals about enrolling for health insurance for 2020. Community Catalyst has an Outreach Hub which includes resources to use by those who are doing open enrollment outreach. The Outreach Hub includes graphics like the one below which highlight the different deadlines for some states. To go directly to these graphics, check out this page of the Outreach Hub. To learn more about the project we are doing with Community Catalyst, check out our earlier news item.
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If you missed it before the holidays, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the case contesting the constitutionality of the ACA. To read more about the court decision, what it means and where the case is headed, check out our news item. Presently, there are some supporters of the ACA who are trying to get the Supreme Court to hear the case before it goes back to the District Court. To read more about this development, check out the blog on Health Affairs.
The final FAQ of the week from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) during open enrollment was entitled “What to Expect When Expecting Health Insurance.”
Previously, we had a blog post which summarized our news items and resources on Medicaid work requirements. We have updated that information with a new blog post which adds new resources and news items, including a new blog post from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) which summarizes recent developments at the state level on Medicaid work requirements in six different states. You can get this information by checking out our new blog post on Medicaid work requirements or in our news item on the CBPP post.
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.