LAST CALL FOR HEALTH INSURANCE SURVEY
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. PLEASE NOTE: the deadline for this survey is in one week – January 31st!
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. In fact, there are still two jurisdictions with ongoing open enrollment. Check out our blog post for details.
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.
FOR DC & NY ONLY
A new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines the state of the individual marketplace as of the end of 2019. The brief looks at the issue of whether or not the elimination of the individual mandate penalty affected the marketplace in any negative way. To learn more about this brief or for a link to it, check out our news item.
Right 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. This week, the Supreme Court denied a request from supporters of the ACA who were trying to get the court to hear the case on an expedited review. To read more about this development, check out the blog on Health Affairs.
Another blog post from Health Affairs looks at the final enrollment numbers which were reported by CMS earlier this month. To learn more about the enrollment numbers or for a link to CMS’s final weekly enrollment snapshot, check out our news item.
One of the advancements in the coverage of mental health treatment which is part of the Affordable Care Act was extending the protections in the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) to individual health insurance policies as previously the MHPAEA was limited to group plans. The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) has a new blog post which looks at some recent developments in the enforcement of the MHPAEA.
Throughout open enrollment, the CHIR blog was posting frequently asked questions in a “Question of the Week” format. While open enrollment has concluded, they recently added a new blog on FAQs on post-enrollment issues.
If you haven’t done so, check out our updated blog post from earlier this month which summarizes our news items and resources on Medicaid work requirements.
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.