Health Reform Hub

 

Explore AUCD's Health Reform Hub to find out everything you need to know about the health reform law and its impact on people with disabilities and their families. The buttons below provide quick links to key ACA facts and up-to-date information on where the states stand implementing the law. Scroll down for more information on ACA Funding Opportunities, the Medicaid Expansion, Health Insurance Marketplaces, and other implementation efforts.

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Latest News on State Health Reform Implementation

 
 

What's New

 

4/18/2014

Everything you Need to Know about Obamacare

Vox Media explains the Affordable Care Act in 28 slides.

 
 

4/18/2014

FAQs on ACOs: Accountable Care Organizations, Explained

ACOs have become one of the most talked about new ideas in the Affordable Care Act. Kaiser Health News explains what they are and how they work.

 
 

4/17/2014

Designing a Marketplace: A State-by-State Comparison of Marketplace Implementation

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has analyzed 23 marketplaces across a number of design questions as well as best practices. They've summarized the findings in a new database that states can use as they work to ensure that their marketplaces meet adequate competition, affordability, accessibility, and customer satisfaction requirements.

 
 
 

Other Helpful Websites

 

Insure Kids Now

Connecting Kids to Coverage
 
 

Putting Patients First

A resource for estimating costs and understanding options
 
 

Healthcare.gov

The primary source of health insurance coverage information for consumers

Sign up for email updates, find FAQs, get linked to your state's Marketplace, and sign up for coverage starting October 1, 2013.

 
 

CuidadoDeSalud.gov

The primary source of health insurance coverage information in Spanish

Sign up for email updates, find FAQs, get linked to your state's Marketplace, and sign up for coverage starting October 1, 2013.

 
 

CMS Health Reform Center

Health reform implementation resources for partners and organizations

Find navigator and other consumer assistance training, official resources, and ways to partner with CMS.

 
 

Enroll America

The leading nonprofit focused on enrollment, Enroll America provides tools and resources for state-based organizations to help people enroll in health coverage.

 
 

Get Covered America

Key information for those seeking coverage or individuals interested in helping to spread the word about affordable health coverage.

 
 

Kaiser Family Foundation's Health Reform Source

KFF's online gateway providing easy access to new and comprehensive resources on the health reform law.
 
 

State Refor(u)m

A project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National Academy for State Health Policy

This forum provides detailed state-based information on health reform implementation in each state, as well as national trends.

 
 

Health Reform GPS

A project of the George Washington University Hirsch Health Law and Policy Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This website provides detailed analysis and commentary on health reform implementation updates including regulatory decisions.

 
 

Families USA: Health Reform Central

Families USA explains key implementation developments

 
 

The Catalyst Center: A Catalyst for Change

The Catalyst Center is a national center dedicated to improving health care insurance and financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

Health reform information focused on children and youth with special health care needs.

 
 

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

Learn how to transition from the PCIP to the Health Insurance Marketplaces

This website offers information about the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan created by the Affordable Care Act to insure individuals with pre-existing conditions until the law takes full effect in 2014.

 
 

Advance Class Website

A national advocacy organization dedicated the implementation of a strong and vital long-term services and supports program.
 
 

The Alliance for Health Reform

Find resources and view archived briefings on health care reform and related topics.

 
 

Coalition for Health Funding

AUCD is a member of the CHF, the oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health investments.

 
 
Understand the Law
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AUCD SummariesSummaries and tools to understand the Patient Protection and Affordable
Care Act.

Funding Opportunities
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Funding OpportunitiesRecent funding announcements and opportunities.

Implementation, Regulations, and Guidance
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Implementation, Regulations, and GuidanceImplementation of key provisions scheduled to take effect, explanation of regulations, and guidance on provisions.

Medicaid Expansion
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Medicaid ExpansionUpdates from the states and federal government on the expansion of Medicaid.

Health Insurance Marketplaces
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Health Insurance MarketplacesInformation and resources on the Health Insurance Exchanges, now called Marketplaces.

Integrated Care Initiatives
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Home Visiting ProgramLearn about efforts to integrate care for those eligible for both Medicaid
and Medicare.

Resources from Others
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Resources from OthersAdditional resources from other organizations and advocacy groups.

Legislative and Legal Challenges
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Text of the LawInformation related to repeal attempts and the Supreme Court case.

 
 

HealthCare.gov

 
 

Premium Subsidy Calculator

With this calculator from the Kaiser Family Foundation, you can enter different income levels, ages, and family sizes to get an estimate of your eligibility for subsidies and how much you could spend on health insurance in the Marketplaces.

view Subsidy Calculator >

 
 

AUCD State Health
Reform Workgroup

Health Hub Workgroup AnnouncementREAD announcement about the newly formed State Health Reform Workgroup.

Health Hub Workgroup ListservSUBSCRIBE to AUCD’s State Health Reform Workgroup listserve, a forum for conversation and information-sharing.

Health Hub Workgroup SharePoint Portal LOGIN to The State Health Reform Workgroup SharePoint Portal, password protected collaborative space. A SharePoint site will support document-sharing only among workgroup members. Account required to access a portal. Please contact Rachel Patterson (rpatterson@AUCD.ORG) or Dawn Rudolph (drudolph@AUCD.ORG) with requests.

 
 

Efforts are funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities through technical assistance contract #Contract #HHSP23320110016YC. The contents of this page do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services, or the US Government.