WHAT DOES THE SUPREME COURT CASE MEAN FOR THE ACA?
A new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at the potential impact of the case pending before the Supreme Court related to the Affordable Care Act. To learn more about the California v. Texas case and for a link to the Kaiser brief, check out our news item. California v. Texas will be heard by the Supreme Court in November.
In follow up to the issue brief, the Kaiser Family Foundation issued more reports this week which look specifically at how the California v. Texas case could affect various populations. Links to these reports are as follows:
- Eliminating the ACA: What Could It Mean for Medicaid Expansion?
- Loss of the Affordable Care Act Would Widen Racial Disparities in Health Coverage
- Pre-existing Conditions: What Are They and How Many People Have Them?
The most recent blog post from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) looks at what effect, if any, the Supreme Court case is having on the ACA marketplaces as we get ready to enter Open Enrollment Year 8 (OE8).
Do you find news items like the ACA case to be confusing to consumers as it relates to the upcoming OE8? AAHD is once again working with Community Catalyst and other partners in conducting outreach to educate individuals about the ACA Marketplace. This outreach includes graphics like the one below which highlight the fact that the ACA is still the law of the land. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
If you’re looking for outreach materials related to COVID-19 and a special enrollment periods, check out the COVID-19 messaging guide from Community Catalyst.
In advance of OE8, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is continuing its nine-part Health Reform: Beyond the Basics webinar series. This webinar series provides technical assistance to navigators and other health insurance enrollment assisters and is designed to provide training in advance of OE8. This past Tuesday’s webinar addressed the topic “Preventing & Resolving Data Matching Issues” while last Thursday’s webinar addressed “Immigrant Eligibility for Health Coverage Programs”. The slides and video recording can be found in our news item along with a complete list of the topics, dates and times of the scheduled webinars and links to register for them.
Community Catalyst and Faces & Voices of Recovery are looking for people with lived experiences of substance use challenges, including addiction, to help improve services. They are asking people to complete this survey to help define what “good” treatment and recovery services look like, how treatment and services should improve peoples’ lives and if treatment and recovery goals change during a pandemic like COVID.
Last month, we released our comparative analysis report from our COVID-19 & Disability Survey. This report complements previously released summary and analysis reports of 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.