Posts for ACA Implementation

Cross-Post: Creating unlikely partnerships to improve the health of diverse older adults

This blog was originally posted by the Diverse Elders Coalition here.  Community Catalyst and the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) are thrilled to announce the launch of two new partnerships on the ground in New Mexico and Georgia. The unlikely partnerships will facilitate the...

Recognizing National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, and it is a great time to reflect on the unique health needs of youth who are or have been in foster care and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helps to support these...

Health Equity in Focus: Taking a Closer Look—Successful enrollment strategies in New Jersey

In New Jersey, the final enrollment numbers attest to the coordinated efforts enrollment specialists and consumer health advocates activated across the Garden State. With more than 162,000 New Jerseyans enrolled in the Marketplace in this first open enrollment period, and...

The ACA’s Success is Bigger Than Enrollment

The end of the first open enrollment period has brought with it some great news – more than 8 million individuals have enrolled in Marketplace plans since October 2013, and more than 4 million individuals gained coverage through Medicaid and...

Schools don’t have to be experts- Just be ALL IN

This entry was originally posted on the California Coverage & Health Intiatives blog.  The idea that schools are a link to successful children and families is not new. Growing up, my parents received all types of information from my school...

Michigan Becomes the Ninth State to Move Forward with Capitated Duals Demonstration

The “Great Lakes State” is the latest to ink an agreement with CMS for a demonstration project, called MI Health Link, aimed at integrating care for people with both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles). The Michigan Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

Alabama students take the lead with Bama Covered

Dev’on Cross was six when his mother was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis. Years later, Dev’on experienced his own set of health problems, including corneal eye ulcers, brain cysts, deafness in his left ear, and two bouts of pneumonia....

Enrollment is Closed (Sort of); Now What?

First, congratulate yourselves and each other After a horrific start in much of the country, with not only the federal marketplace but also many states as well failing to perform, the first ACA open enrollment period finished on a strong...

A Day in the Life: One Navigator's Experience in Kansas

Navigators, assisters, and certified application counselors are the unbiased people who are there helping consumers understand what the Affordable Care Act means for them and the new insurance options available to them through the law. We want to elevate their...