Happy ADA Anniversary! Today is the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and in recognition of the anniversary, CMS has designated this week as Disability Week of Action for the COVID Special Enrollment Period (SEP). Throughout this week, AAHD will be participating in activities which highlight the opportunity which the COVID SEP provides to the disability community and others who do not have health insurance.
Tomorrow, we will be participating in a Twitter chat with Young Invincibles at 3:00 PM ET. The Twitter chat will be called “Getting Covered: The Value of Health Coverage for People with Health Care Needs.” To participate, follow along with the #TodaysVoicesTues or follow the AAHD Twitter account.
On Wednesday, we will be posting a new blog entitled “What the COVID SEP Means for People with Disabilities.”
On Thursday, July 29 at 2:00 PM ET, we will be hosting a Facebook live event entitled “Getting Covered: The Value of Health Coverage for People with Health Care Needs.” This event will be conducted with Doctors for America and Young Invincibles and will discuss the fact that people with disabilities and pre-existing conditions have unique needs when it comes to health coverage and care. To participate, join us on the AAHD Facebook page.
If you are not familiar with what the COVID SEP is, check out our blog posts and news items which highlight what the COVID SEP is, how it’s different and what the dates are for it:
- News item (1/28/21): New COVID SEP Announced
- News item (2/15/21): COVID SEP Begins Today!
- Blog post (2/19/21): How is the COVID SEP Different?
- News item (3/23/21): COVID SEP Extended!
- News item (3/25/21): COVID SEP Webinar Archived
- Blog post (updated 5/20/21): States Extend COVID SEP
- News item (6/15/21): CMS Highlights Benefits of ACA and COVID SEP
- News item (7/19/21): CMS Releases Latest COVID SEP Enrollment Report