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Fact sheet on open enrollment



Alexander-Murray Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Bill

Bill Text and Section by Section


Cash Counseling Model of Self-Directed LTC - DHJ

pdf File Cash Counseling Model of Self-Directed LTC - DHJ Oct 2017.pdf [download]


Disability Health Journal

pdf File Disability Health Journal - October 2017 TOC.pdf [download]


Family Leader Testifies before Congress on Benefits of Medicaid

Cyndi Johnson, a mom and member of Family Voices Indiana, testified before the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee to the essential services Medicaid provides. "No parents should have to worry that providing life-saving care to their children might send them into bankruptcy. The Affordable Care Act, and the accompanying changes to Medicaid, quite literally meant the difference between life and death for my daughter, and have given my family a chance to live the financially secure life we've worked so hard to achieve."



ACA Facts

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (better known as the Affordable Care Act or simply the ACA) has faced skepticism and criticism from many, but few Americans truly understand what is in the law. This landmark health reform law contains many provisions that will help ensure accessible, comprehensive, affordable, non-discriminatory coverage for consumers, especially people with disabilities. Here, AUCD offers facts about the law and its implementation.



Community First Choice (CFC) 1915 (k)

The "Community First Choice Option" allows States to provide home and community-based attendant services and supports to eligible Medicaid enrollees under their State Plan. This State plan option was established under the Affordable Care Act of 2010.



Money Follows the Person

Summary and Guidance

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant helps states rebalance their Medicaid long-term care systems. Over 63,300 people with chronic conditions and disabilities have transitioned from institutions back into the community through MFP programs as of December 2015. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 strengthened and expanded the MFP program allowing more states to apply. There are currently forty-three states and the District of Columbia participating in the demonstration.



Proposal to Replace the ACA: American Health Care Act

This summary describes key provisions of the American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the FY 2017 budget reconciliation process.

pdf File Proposals-to-Replace-the-Affordable-Care-Act-Summary-of-the-American-Health-Care-Act-1.pdf [download]


State Health Insurance Marketplace Types, 2017

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12 State-based Marketplaces; 5 State-based Marketplace-Federal Platform; 6 State-Partnership Marketplaces; 28 Federally-facilitated Marketplaces. See here what your state has



The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Section‐by‐Section Analysis




Total Marketplace Enrollment

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Helping Those on HCBS Waiting Lists: Positive Impacts of the ACA

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion have helped improve access to home and community-based services (HCBS)



The Importance of the Essential Health Benefits in the Private Market

In this fact sheet NHeLP Senior Attorney discusses the importance of the Essential Health Benefits, a critical element of the Affordable Care Act, which has closed health coverage gaps by ensuring health plans cover a core set of basic services.



How People with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Benefit from the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The ACA made significant progress in expanding access to health care for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Access to consistent and reliable healthcare is imperative for individuals with I/DD, and the ACA created much-needed reforms to health insurance, addressed systemic discrimination, and expanded coverage.

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