June 2019 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT

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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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

None this month.

NEWS AND UPDATES

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

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.

RESOURCES

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Take Action:

  • 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.

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