MEDICAID UNWINDING STARTS TOMORROW
Unwinding the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement is starting tomorrow, and in some states, people could start losing their Medicaid eligibility tomorrow. Over the last couple months we have been updating our “Medicaid Unwinding Resources” blog post which has links to various resources including our new Medicaid unwinding flyer and toolkits from organizations like Community Catalyst and Young Invincibles.
The Georgetown Center for Children and Families has a weekly blog post which focuses on the Medicaid unwinding, and this week’s blog post focuses on why people are disenrolled for procedural reasons.
The Georgetown Center for Children and Families blog also featured a guest post this week from The Arc focuses on the issues that people with intellectual development disabilities face as the Medicaid unwinding proceeds.
While some states have started the process of redeterminations and could terminate Medicaid enrollment for some as early as tomorrow, many states have very different timelines. If you’re wondering what the timeline looks like for your state, CMS released a list of key dates by state regarding their redeterminations (see our news item).
Earlier this month, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a webinar which addressed how different states are approaching the Medicaid unwinding.
We’ve also released a new Olli the NaviGator comic to tell people what they need to do to make sure that they maintain their Medicaid coverage. You can see all of Olli’s adventures on our social media channels plus we have compiled all of Olli’s adventures on this NDNRC webpage.
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, they have graphics like the one below which highlight the fact that Medicaid enrollment is available year-round. These are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
Yesterday, a federal court in Texas release an opinion which invalidates portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case of Braidwood Management v. Becerra addresses the ACA’s provisions related to preventive services. Learn more or for a link to the decision, check out our news item. AAHD will continue to monitor this case as it will likely be appealed.
If you want to learn more about this decision, check out the blog post from Health Affairs. Additionally, back when the judge heard the case, the Kaiser Family Foundation wrote an explainer about the case. Finally, our partners at Community Catalyst have released a statement on the Braidwood decision.
To understand the importance of the preventive services provisions of the ACA, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a report last week which demonstrates that approximately 60% of people with private insurance utilize preventive services.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.