Posts for ACA Implementation

Greater Than the Sum

April is National Minority Health Month and it is more important than ever to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect the health of millions of Americans.

Illinois Rolls Out Details of Duals Demo

On February 22, Illinois became the fourth state to move forward with a demonstration project striving to integrate care for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles). The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Illinois and the Ce

Providing People of Color the Assistance They Need to Enroll

By January 1, 2014, 13 million people of color, including many immigrants, will be able to get health coverage through the new Insurance Exchanges, or Marketplaces. But it is still “insanely confusing” to navigate the complex health insurance system.

Getting Ready for Enrollment: Rhode Island Parent Information Network Starts Consumer Assistance Program

With enrollment around the corner, states have begun to think about the help consumers will need to enroll in coverage.

News from the Land of Lincoln and New Resources from Community Catalyst

Last week, Illinois became the fourth state to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and take the next step in creating a dual eligible demonstration project aimed at integrating care.

Essential Health Benefits: A little changed, a lot to monitor

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final rule for Essential Health Benefits, Actuarial Value, and Accreditation. This anticipated rule was largely unchanged from its original form.

Improving Medicaid: Federal help to expand home care

Is your state still stowing in nursing homes people who could live at home with adequate help ? Is the state spending millions of Medicaid dollars on institutional long-term care when they could get federal funds to expand the less expensive community ser

Cross Post: The ACA’s Valentine to Veronica and Her Family: Peace of Mind

Health, happiness and success are three of the most common wishes parents have for their children’s future.

Navigators, Assisters, and Counselors, Oh My!

By now we know that upwards of 30 million Americans will have new, more affordable health coverage options available to them by January 1, 2014. But what many don’t realize is how incredibly difficult it can be to understand and choose the right health in