By partnering with health insurance companies, enrollment assisters gain access to plan information and health literacy resources. Assisters can more easily obtain answers to consumer questions about the marketplace plans available to them and troubleshoot consumer problems.
Half of U.S. children with special health care needs, nearly 7 million children, rely on Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for health insurance to cover some or all of their medical care. Medicaid and CHIP cover 48 percent of children with special health care needs. CHIP, which covers low- to moderate-income children above the Medicaid income limit, is administered by states sometimes as a separate program, but often through state Medicaid programs. This issue brief explores why Medicaid plays a unique role in serving children with special health care needs.
Examines what states are doing to make sure that all children (including those with pre-existing conditions) can get affordable health insurance.
How States Can Fund Community Health Workers through Medicaid to Improve People’s Health, Decrease Costs, and Reduce Disparities
This brief discusses the value of community health workers (CHWs) in improving care while reducing disparities for vulnerable populations. It also walks advocates through how they can get sustainable funding for CHWs in their state.
Medicaid managed care contracting is a promising pathway for securing more sustainable funding for community health workers (CHWs). This issue brief provides examples of contract language that can be used to incentivize or require Medicaid managed care organizations to utilize and fund CHWs and considerations for advocates looking to improve support for CHWs through this pathway.
Explores the many ways the Affordable Care Act helps eliminate health disparities by improving access to health care for communities of color.
Refutes the claim that the Affordable Care Act will make cuts to Medicare and explains how the law will help people with Medicare.
Learn more about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act and to make the Medicaid expansion an option for states instead of a requirement.
By creating a story bank, organizations can share personal stories that illustrate how their issues affect real people. Our toolkit describes the major steps involved in setting up and operating an effective story bank.