AAHD RELEASES COVID VACCINE REPORT
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is pleased to release the results of our Vaccine Hesitancy Survey Among Adults with Disabilities, a rapid, real-time online study of the perspectives of adults with disabilities on the COVID-19 Vaccine. According to the survey, over 70% of respondents either have already been vaccinated or planned to be vaccinated. To access the full report or the summary of findings which includes information on demographic data and possible factors leading to hesitancy in receiving the vaccine, go to our COVID-19 and Vaccine Survey Project webpage.
CMS has issued its Health Insurance Marketplaces 2021 Open Enrollment Report. The report shows that 12 million consumers were enrolled in a marketplace plan during Open Enrollment Year 8 (OE8). To learn more about the OE8 report or to download a copy, check out our news item.
This week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that CMS will be supporting the navigator program with unprecedented funding for the upcoming open enrollment period for the 2022 plan year. To read more about this funding increase and for links to the HHS press release and the grant opportunity forecast, check out our news item.
Families USA has updated their report on the correlation between uninsurance and COVID-19 deaths. The updated report now includes appendices with state by state and county by county data.
A new blog post from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) details how Medicaid expansion can provide relief for hospitals by reducing the costs associated with uncompensated care.
In an effort to highlight the COVID SEP, AAHD has a project with Community Catalyst and other partners in conducting outreach to educate individuals about health insurance enrollment through the ACA Marketplace and Medicaid. This outreach includes graphics like the one below which highlight the opportunity to enroll due to COVID. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub. You can also check out the social media toolkit Community Catalyst created for the COVID SEP.
For more information about the COVID SEP or the effect of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on the ACA marketplaces, check out our other NDNRC posts from the past few months:
- Blog post (4/15/21): States Extend COVID SEP
- Blog post (2/19/21): How is the COVID SEP Different?
- News item (4/13/21): CBPP Releases FAQs on ARPA
- News item (4/8/21): Health Insurance Enrollment Is Up
- News item (4/1/21): Higher Tax Subsidies Available Today
- News item (3/25/21): COVID SEP Webinar Archived
- News item (3/23/21): COVID SEP Extended!
- News item (3/15/21): CMS Releases Fact Sheet on ARPA and the ACA Marketplace
- News item (3/11/21): Updated Subsidy Calculator to Reflect New Law
- News item (2/15/21): COVID SEP Begins Today!
If you want to learn what state-based marketplaces are doing to implement the ARPA, check out the blog post from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR).
The NIDILRR-funded Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) at the University of Kansas is looking for adults with disabilities to complete an online survey about health insurance, health care access and the current pandemic. To complete the survey, go to: 2021 National Survey on Health and Disability. For more information on who should complete the survey and to learn about the drawing they are having for gift cards, check out our news item. Please note: the deadline to complete the survey is next Friday, April 30, 2021.
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