CBPP WEBINAR SERIES REGISTRATION OPEN
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) has released its schedule for a nine-part webinar series for its Health Reform: Beyond the Basics project. This project provides technical assistance to navigators and other health insurance enrollment assisters and is designed to provide training in advance of Open Enrollment Year 8 (OE8). The webinar series includes a presentation by AAHD on enrolling people with disabilities in health insurance. The webinars start this Tuesday, September 15. All of the topics, dates and times of the scheduled webinars along with links to register can be found in our news item.
As OE8 approaches, we will once again be working with Community Catalyst and other partners in conducting outreach to educate individuals about the ACA Marketplace. Links to graphics like the one below which highlight the upcoming dates for OE8 are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
Recently, the state of Georgia filed a waiver with CMS which would allow them to bypass the healthcare.gov marketplace without setting up their own state-based exchange. CBPP has written a blog post which analyzes this waiver and what it could mean for consumers in the state of Georgia.
Another recent blog post by CBPP examines the rising number of people who have enrolled in Medicaid. This goes along with two other reports by CBPP which looks at how states can use Medicaid to increase coverage for individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic and how SNAP could be used to assist with Medicaid renewal. The trend of increased enrollment in Medicaid was also addressed by a new issue brief from the Kaiser family foundation.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has also released a new issue brief which addresses the effect of COVID-19 on assisted living facilities
In April, AAHD conducted a rapid, real-time online survey of COVID-19 and persons with a range of disabilities. If you missed it last week, we released our comparative analysis report which complements previously released summary and analysis reports of the individual disability groups. All of the reports, summaries and infographics from the COVID-19 & Disability Survey are available on our COVID-19 & Disability Survey webpage. Additionally, links to all our COVID-19 videos as well as other resources on COVID-19 can be found on our COVID-19 resource page.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.