GETTING THE MOST OUT OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE
Do you have questions about getting the most out of your health insurance as it relates to prescription drug coverage? This past Wednesday we had a conversation about the topic of getting the most out of your health insurance as it relates to prescription drugs.
This conversation concluded a series of Facebook live events which focused on getting the most out of your health insurance. We have quote cards which highlight some of the important messages which came up in these conversations. The quote card below comes from our second Facebook live interview with Andrea which addressed getting the most out of your coverage on mental health services.
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 like the image below which highlight the benefits of coverage and that mental health services are covered by insurance. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the importance of taking care of one’s mental health. CMS has a Roadmap to Behavioral Health which addresses getting the most out of your health insurance coverage for mental health services. Additionally, if you want to read more about the requirements of the ACA on mental health parity, check out our NDNRC fact sheet.
Speaking of mental health awareness month, the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) has a new blog post on steps which could be taken to improve mental and behavioral health care.
Previously, we have written about the potential shortcomings of short-term/limited duration plans. Another blog post from CHIR shows what states can do to ensure that companies who offer this plan are not being misleading in their marketing efforts.
A recent report has demonstrated how Medicaid expansion in Montana has helped improve access for individuals – especially those in rural areas. Check out the article from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families to learn more.
In case you missed it, April was Medicaid Awareness Month. As part of Medicaid Awareness Month, we 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.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.