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

 
 

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4/25/2014

Information for People on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Waiting Lists

A Fact Sheet from the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative

This fact sheet is intended to provide Navigators, Assisters and Certified Application Counselors with information about people with disabilities who are on the Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver waiting list. HCBS waiver recipients and their families can seek health insurance through the Marketplace or through Medicaid expansion if that is occurring in their state, and will have concerns about continuity of care and other issues that are common to many people with disabilities, as well as a few issues that are unique to potential HCBS waiver recipients.

 
 

4/24/2014

CBO Finds Health Reform's Medicaid Expansion Is an Even Better Deal for States

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates released last week show that health reform's Medicaid expansion, which many opponents wrongly claim will cripple state budgets, is an even better deal for states than previously thought. CBO has sharply lowered its estimates of the costs to states of adopting the Medicaid expansion.

 
 

4/24/2014

The Affordable Care Act's Impact on Medicaid Eligibility, Enrollment, and Benefits for People with Disabilities

Website  from http://kff.org

This issue brief explains how Medicaid eligibility and benefits for people with disabilities are affected by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules as of 2014. Marketplace rules are discussed to the extent that they relate to Medicaid eligibility determinations for people with disabilities.

 
 
 

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.