Posts for ACA Implementation

Advocacy Strategies to Address Discrimination in Health Plans Part 2: New Discrimination and Barriers to Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS

This guest blog post is the second blog in a series on discrimination in health plans. In this blog we highlight how discrimination in health plans affects people living with HIV/AIDS and policy recommendations to address the issue. While the...

We’re Calling the Play: Ready, Set, Enroll!

The Affordable Care Act’s second open enrollment period starts tomorrow! On Saturday, November 15, millions of Americans can begin enrolling in and renewing their quality, affordable health coverage through the Marketplaces.

50 State Report: Let’s keep fighting for children’s coverage

Following years of decline, uninsurance rate for children are holding steady, according to a report that Georgetown Center for Children and Families released today. Their annual 50-state report provides a detailed picture of kids’ coverage at the state and national...

From Connecticut to the Capitol: A Consumer Focus

As Kevin Counihan takes the reigns as the “Obamacare CEO” of HealthCare.gov and as we all gear up for open enrollment, Community Catalyst hopes that HealthCare.Gov will run as smoothly this year as AccessHealthCT did under Counihan’s leadership.

Making it Matter: Supporting LGBT Seniors through Health Care Reform Initiatives

As Community Catalyst’s Health Equity summer intern, I got to spend some time chatting with Linda Ellis of Georgia’s The Health Initiative about why closing the coverage gap in Georgia, and other states that have yet to expand Medicaid is...

What does the Coverage Gap have to do with kids? A whole lot, it turns out.

Last week, Virginia’s General Assembly once again took up the issue of closing the coverage gap, and once again struck the measure down. The primary goal of last week’s special session was to discuss the closure of this gap: Governor...

Take 2: Essential Health Benefits – Wait, didn’t we just do that?

As we enter the fall of 2014, the window of opportunity to influence what benefits are required in Marketplace plans is opening. While the essential health benefits (EHB) package is already set for 2015, advocates have the opportunity to influence...

Navigator Grant Recipients for 2014: New Recipients Have Strengths in Reaching the Remaining Uninsured

On Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services released Navigator grant recipients for the 2014 open enrollment period.

How state-based advocates made open enrollment a success

Last week was all about outreach and enrollment and talking up the success of consumer advocates’ work during the first ACA open enrollment period.