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April is Medicaid Awareness Month and throughout the month, we are highlighting the importance that Medicaid plays in the lives of people with disabilities. On Tuesday, April 19 we will be co-hosting a Twitter chat with Young Invincibles at 3 PM ET. You can follow along on the AAHD and Young Invincibles Twitter accounts or by following the hashtags: #TodaysVoicesTues and #MedicaidMatters.
For Medicaid Awareness Month, we have updated our Medicaid Social Media Toolkit. The toolkit provides sample social media posts as well as graphics and relevant hashtags which can be combined to promote the importance of the Medicaid program and how important it is for people with disabilities. You can read more about it in our news item.
For more information about what we’re doing to highlight the Medicaid program, check out our news item from earlier this month.
As part of our partnership with Community Catalyst, we have a project which highlights opportunities for people with disabilities to get access to health coverage through Medicaid or the ACA marketplace. As part of this project, we have resources you need to help with outreach including graphics like the one below which highlight the benefits of Medicaid. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
In other Medicaid news, HHS announced earlier this week that Secretary Becerra has extended the public health emergency (PHE) for another 90 days. This extension means that states must continue to cover people on their Medicaid rolls and not conduct redeterminations until the PHE ends. To read more or for a link to Secretary Becerra’s order, check out our news item.
We have been monitoring what could happen with Medicaid redeterminations once the public health emergency (PHE) finally does expire. Last month, CMS released guidance to the states on how they can start the process of conducting these redeterminations. Before the HHS announcement was made, the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) and published a blog post which looked at other implications the expiration of the public health emergency could have on access to healthcare.
In case you missed it, we ran a series of live interviews with members of the disability community to learn how they make the most of their insurance coverage. The series has covered a variety of topics as follows:
- March 9: Rehabilitation/Habilitation Benefits
- March 16: Mental Health
- March 23: Medical Devices
- March 30: Access to Specialists
- April 6: Medical Devices – Part 2
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.