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9/17/2013

National Academy for State Health Policy: New report. How CHIP Can Help Meet Child Specific Requirements and Needs in the Exchange: Considerations for Policymakers

There are compelling reasons to consider how the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) can be used as a resource to meet the child-specific exchange requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NASHP analyzed federal statutes, regulations, and guidance for CHIP and the exchange, and interviewed state and national experts to inform this work. The resulting brief offers options for using CHIP as a tool to inform exchange design and the companion piece compares selected CHIP and exchange requirements to highlight their alignment.

 
 

9/17/2013

National Academy for State Health Policy: New report. Selected CHIP and Exchange Requirements: Alignment and Considerations

A companion to how CHIP can help meet child specific requirements and needs in the exchange.

 
 

9/17/2013

National Academy for State Health Policy: Toolbox for Advancing Children's Coverage through Health Reform Implementation

The Toolbox for Advancing Children's Coverage through Health Reform Implementation complements NASHP's June 2013 report, Health Care Reform and Children: Planning and Design Considerations for Policymakers. The report and toolbox highlight ideas learned through NASHP's Children in the Vanguard initiative. Since 2011, this initiative has convened a network of state officials and children's advocates to support their work in strengthening children's coverage as health care reform decisions are made in their states.

 
 

9/9/2013

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Program Integrity: Exchange, SHOP, and Eligibility Appeals

This final rule implements provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act). Specifically, this final rule outlines Exchange standards with respect to eligibility appeals, agents and brokers, privacy and security, issuer direct enrollment, and the handling of consumer cases.

 
 

9/6/2013

An Early Look at Premiums and Insurer Participation in Health Insurance Marketplaces, 2014

Website  from http://kff.org

With open enrollment in new insurance marketplaces set to begin Oct. 1, this analysis provides an early look at insurance premiums in 17 states and DC that have publicly released comprehensive data about their rates and the impact of tax credits that will offset part of the costs for low- and moderate-income families.

 
 

9/6/2013

FAQ On ACOs: Accountable Care Organizations, Explained

One of the main ways the Affordable Care Act seeks to reduce health care costs is by encouraging doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to form networks to coordinate care better, which could keep costs down. To do that, the law is trying a carrot-and-stick approach in the Medicare program: Accountable Care Organizations. ACOs have become one of the most talked about new ideas in Obamacare. Providers get get paid more if they keep their patients well. About four million Medicare beneficiaries are now in an ACO, and, combined with the private sector, more than 428 hospitals have already signed up. An estimated 14 percent of the U.S. population is now being served by an ACO. You may even be in one and not know it.

 
 

9/4/2013

Health Reform Beyond the Basics

Health Reform: Beyond the Basics is a webinar series designed to prepare advocates and state and local officials to help consumers access the Affordable Care Act's new health coverage opportunities. It is a project of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

 
 

9/3/2013

CMS Health Insurance Marketplace Spanish Materials

Spanish language materials for CMS Health Insurance Marketplace

 
 

9/3/2013

Federal Policy Implementation under the Affordable Care Act: Six Issues Whose Final Resolution Awaits, as Implementation Moves Forward

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, more than 70 final rules were published implementing its provisions from health insurance market reforms to pending regulation on the nutritional information available on food packaging. In their Health Reform GPS implementation brief, The George Washington University's Sara Rosenbaum reviews policy issues that still await resolution including non-discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, age, or disability in the provision of federally subsidized health insurance; non-discrimination by qualified health plans in the provision of essential health benefits; aligning the Medicaid and Exchange markets; among others.

 
 

9/3/2013

Healthcare Resources in other languages: Chinese, French Creole, German, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

Healthcare Resources in other languages: Chinese, French Creole, German, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

 
 

8/27/2013

Champions for Coverage

Starting in October 2013, Americans who don't have insurance can choose from quality, affordable health insurance plans in the Marketplace for coverage that begins in 2014. The Marketplace gives the uninsured more plan choices and helps lower the costs of insurance for working families and small business. To take advantage of the new, online Health Insurance Marketplace, millions of uninsured Americans need to know about it and sign up. We need help from the public and private sectors to let people know about these new benefits and get them enrolled. We encourage you to take advantage of the Marketplace official resources that are available such as posting the Marketplace widget, send an email message, or more. We will host regular national stakeholder calls to present the most up to date Marketplace information and get feedback from stakeholders.

 
 

8/27/2013

CMS Materials in Other Languages

Links to CMS materials in other languages including: Arabic, Chinese, Creole, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

 
 

8/27/2013

El Mercado de Seguros Medicos comenzara pronto

Health Insurance Marketplace Information in Spanish

 
 

8/27/2013

The Health Care Law and You: In-Language Webinars

The Health Care Law and You is a presentation developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to educate community members about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. This resource has been translated by the Office of Public Engagement at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services into the following languages: Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Hindi, Bengali, Hmong, Khmer, Samoan and Tongan.

 
 

8/24/2013

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) invites you to join a Google Hangout in Korean

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) invites you to join a Google Hangout in Korean on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 3 pm ET. Nearly 1 in 5 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders do not have health insurance and among Korean Americans, 1 in 4 do not have health coverage. Access to quality, affordable coverage is critically important to AAPI individuals and families, and now, it will be more accessible than ever through the Affordable Care Act and the new Health Insurance Marketplace, which will open on October 1st.

 
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