While these waivers are related to private health insurance, there are several ways these waivers could affect Medicaid and CHIP coverage. This analysis describes how new federal guidance on these waivers provides some guardrails designed to protect the Medicaid and CHIP populations.
Get ready for the new year and the last stretch of open enrollment. Here is a roundup of the top five resources for enrollment assisters.
Everyone who files taxes must indicate whether or not they have health insurance. This infographic explains the steps most tax filers must take to accurately report their health insurance information.
Must-read guide for enrollment assistance organizations looking to share people’s stories for story banking.
The road that a policy idea must travel before it becomes a federal law can be long and winding. This infographic shows the steps that nearly every bill takes on its journey to the president’s desk.
As we near the end of the third open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, navigators and assisters are rightly focused on signing up as many people as they can for marketplace coverage. At the same time, many are also putting more time and energy into a crucial element of an effective enrollment program: follow-up with consumers who are already enrolled.
A weight is lifted for Sudan, a bodybuilder, thanks to the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace insurance.
Sudan works as a personal trainer for members of the military and their families at an air force base in Georgia. She loves helping people get in shape and stay healthy, but for many years, Sudan felt that her own health was at risk.
In early January, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation announced its first program focused on addressing a patient’s social needs. This 5-year, $157 million pilot program, called Accountable Health Communities, will try to bridge the gap between clinical and social services, testing whether addressing these needs can improve health, lower costs, and improve quality for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
Legislative sessions during an election year are historically shorter, more budget-oriented and less controversial than other years. But as the Obama administration enters its final year, the Affordable Care Act and the tools it provides for increasing health coverage are on the agenda as state lawmakers return to the capitol this month.