Exchange directors, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and insurers have an enormous opportunity to help consumers choose the plan that is right for them and make the enrollment process more efficient by improving the display of plan information on marketplace websites.
The new federal rules, which states must implement by 2018, are a step in the right direction toward ensuring that people with a Medicaid managed care plan can see the right health care provider when they need to.
Recently the Obama administration released new standards governing Medicaid managed care plans. These managed care rules haven’t been updated since 2002, and a lot has changed in the past 14 years. There are currently over 72 million people enrolled in Medicaid, and three-quarters are enrolled in managed care.
Last week, CMS announced some changes to special enrollment periods for the health insurance marketplaces. We were disappointed to see that CMS is tightening the rules to allow for people who are moving permanently to qualify for an SEP.
To be eligible for the permanent move SEP, the new rule now requires consumers to have minimum essential coverage for at least one of the 60 days before they move. Previously, consumers could enroll upon moving without having prior health insurance.
Father’s Day is a good time to let new fathers know they may qualify to buy health insurance for their family on the marketplace. Use our graphics to spread the word on social media!
Section 1332 waivers can go into effect as early as January 2017, and advocates around the country have been watching to see what reforms states will propose. So far, two states—Vermont and Hawaii—have submitted proposals to the federal government that are now under review. Once HHS and Treasury deem the state’s application complete, they will post the applications for public comment. Here is the roundup of what states are requesting.
We know you have a lot going on, and there isn’t always time to read everything. That’s why we’ve rounded up five of our most popular blogs published between January and March of this year.
At our Health Action conference last month in Washington, D.C., we heard about the great work advocates are doing in their legislatures and communities to improve access to high-quality, affordable health care. Hear from advocates working in Colorado, Connecticut, New York, and Tennessee about their priorities for 2016.
Join Families USA for a post-election webinar to discuss what the election results mean for health advocacy priorities in 2017 and beyond.
You'll hear from Families USA’s government affairs, policy, and campaign strategy experts sharing our immediate reaction to the election results and our analysis of the implications for health advocacy.
We will then describe our health advocacy priorities for our new president and members of Congress.