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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AUCD and ecoAmerica Partner to Bring Disability Perspective to Climate Justice

By Adriane Griffen, DrPH, MPH, MCHES and Rebecca Rehr, MPH

"We look forward to partnering to proactively work on these issues. People with disabilities need to be engaged at every level of climate justice. We must work with climate and health partners to foster connections, build trust, create sustainable relationships," says John Tschida, AUCD's Executive Director. "Our work is to help partners identify opportunities for disability inclusion in local planning and show how to take action."



MI-DDI Manuscript Accepted for Publication to Developmental Disabilities Network Journal

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) is excited to announce that the manuscript, Assessing and Mitigating Risk for Applied Behavior Analysis Providers During a Pandemic, has been accepted for publication to the Developmental Disabilities Network Journal! The manuscript was written by Krista Clancy, Ph.D., LBA, Josh Plavnick, Ph.D., LBA, and Sharon Milberger, Sc.D. in response to the report, Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies for Applied Behavior Analysis: Treatment of Children with Autism During a Pandemic, published in July 2020.



Announcing AUCD Acting Executive Director

The AUCD Board has appointed John Tschida, MPP, as the acting Executive Director of AUCD effective Monday, January 6, 2020. John Tschida, MPP, has spent more than 20 years using data and research to drive policy change and service development for individuals with disabilities. Before joining AUCD in February of 2017, he was appointed as director if the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. NIDILRR is the federal government's premier applied research agency impacting individuals with disabilities.


Other Helpful Websites


Insure Kids Now

Connecting Kids to Coverage

Putting Patients First

A resource for estimating costs and understanding options

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.

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

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

Funding Opportunities

Funding OpportunitiesRecent funding announcements and opportunities.

Implementation, Regulations, and Guidance

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

Medicaid Expansion

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

Health Insurance Marketplaces

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

Integrated Care Initiatives

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

Resources from Others

Resources from OthersAdditional resources from other organizations and advocacy groups.

Legislative and Legal Challenges

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


Where Health Care
Innovation is Happening

Use interactive map to see who's working with CMS to implement new payment and service delivery models.


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.

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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 Christine Grosso or Dawn Rudolph 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.