It’s Open Season to Become a CAC Organization
CMS recently announced the Application Link is now live to become a certified application assister organization in your community. CACs are trained and able to help consumers seeking health coverage options through the Marketplace and if you’re new to doing this work, you must sign up by September 16, 2019.
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NEWS AND UPDATES
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The Washington Post: ACA Linked To Reduced Racial Disparities, Earlier Diagnosis And Treatment In Cancer Care
According to researchers involved in the racial-disparity study, before the ACA went into effect, African Americans with advanced cancer were 4.8 percentage points less likely to start treatment for their disease within 30 days of being given a diagnosis. But today, black adults in states that expanded Medicaid under the law have almost entirely caught up with white patients in getting timely treatment, researchers said.
Politico: Obamacare Rate Hikes Appear Modest For 2020
The era of annual eye-popping Obamacare rate hikes appears to be over. Premium increases in the law’s marketplaces are on track to be relatively modest for the second straight year, according to the first batch of 2020 rates proposed by insurers.
On Nebraska Medicaid Expansion:
- The House recently passed the ENROLL act to restore Navigator funding and make it easier for Americans to sign up for quality, affordable health insurance. It now moves to the Senate.
- Young Invincibles created a portal through which to contact your senator if you are interested. Find it HERE.