May 2019 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT

CMS Announces Navigator Grants for 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the same level of funding for state Navigators this past week ($100M). They also extended the grant period from 1 year to 1-2 years to allow for easier planning and sustainability.

Read more HERE.

UPCOMING EVENTS

If you know about health care-related and/or outreach and enrollment events happening in your area, visit our events page and enter your event into our Submit An Event form.

EVENTS

Nebraska Legislative Session: Jan 9 – May 31

To keep up with bills and advocacy opportunities as they come up (including information on Medicaid Expansion, etc.), go to Nebraska Appleseed’s webpage HERE and sign up for “legislative updates.”

NEWS AND UPDATES

If you’d like more health-related news, we recommend Kaiser Health News to sign up for periodic email updates.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: CDO Application Period is Now OPEN
Any group that interested in becoming a CAC Designated Organization (CDO) can apply now.

The Associated Press: July 9 Appeal Arguments Set In ‘Obamacare’ Case
A court has scheduled a July 9 hearing on a Texas-based judge’s ruling that former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is unconstitutional. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans set the hearing date Tuesday. The law’s opponents want a 5th Circuit panel to uphold U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor’s 2018 ruling striking down the law.

RESOURCES

On Nebraska Medicaid Expansion:

In the Loop’s Closing at the end of the month. Here are a few assister resources they suggest to stay connected. We would add Enroll Nebraska among them for Nebraskans:

  • Community Catalyst

Once In the Loop closes, you will be able to find resources on Community Catalyst’s website like our report on consumer assistance. Additionally, you can find social media graphics and flyers in the Outreach Hub.

  • NHeLP

Once In the Loop closes you will be able to find In the Loop’s resources on NHeLP’s website in addition to their policy resources like the Advocates Guide to MAGI and more!

  • Young Invincibles

Young Invincibles (YI) will continue to run the National Get Covered Coalition, which aggregates and shares resources related to open enrollment including policy updates, messaging, social media content, and more. The Coalition meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm ET.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will continue to provide trainings, resources and technical assistance through Health Reform: Beyond the Basics. To receive updates and information on new resources and upcoming webinars, please sign up here to join the Health Reform: Beyond the Basics news email list.

  • Out2Enroll

Out2Enroll maintains a number of health care related >resources including outreach materials for LGBTQIA populations, fact sheets and state-specific Transgender Health Insurance Guides which analyzes health insurance options by state.

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