SUPREME COURT HEARS ORAL ARGUMENTS ON ACA CASE
This past Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the California v. Texas case. California v. Texas centers on the issue of the constitutionality of the ACA’s individual mandate. If you want to learn more about the case, we posted a blog this week explaining the case and highlighting a number of resources on the importance of the case.
If you want to read more about the oral arguments before the Supreme Court and the possible outcome of that case, check out the Health Affairs blog post.
Open Enrollment Year 8 (OE8) is now in full swing! If you are looking for resources to help with outreach for OE8, AAHD is 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 despite the pending court case. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
Families USA also has a toolkit of resources available to help with OE8.
The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) has a blog series for OE8 entitled the Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week. This week’s topic is “Who is Eligible for Financial Assistance?” If you are looking for a comprehensive tool to provide guidance as you conduct enrollment assistance, check out the CHIR Navigator Resource Guide.
The CHIR also has a blog post which looks at what the election results could mean for the ACA marketplace.
Another blog post by CHIR looks at the stability of premium rates in the ACA marketplace and what it says about the strength of the market.
If you’re looking for a handy tool to help with figuring out the premium subsidies individuals are eligible for, the Kaiser Family Foundation has a Subsidy Calculator which has been updated for the 2021 plan year.
The Kaiser Family Foundation also has a database of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the ACA marketplace.
In advance of OE8, CBPP conducted a 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 included our presentation on “Best Practices When Assisting People with Disabilities.” The slides and video recordings for this and the other webinars in the series can be found in our news item.
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