March 2020 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT

Expand Medicaid in Nebraska NOW

Health insurance coverage plays a significant role in ensuring those that become ill with the coronavirus can quickly access needed treatment, through a primary care provider or through more significant interventions for those that need them. Without Medicaid expansion our health care system is missing a critical tool to combat the spread and toll of this illness in our communities.

See an Omaha World Herald op-ed on this topic by Nebraska Appleseed’s Executive Director, Becky Gould 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 (suspended until further notice)

Proposed First Day of Medicaid Expansion Enrollment – August 1, 2020

Proposed First Day of Medicaid Expansion Coverage – October 1, 2020

NEWS AND UPDATES

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

Kaiser Health News: Hoping That Insurance Expansion Will Help Tamp Outbreak, 9 States Reopen Marketplaces (not Nebraska or the Federally Facilitated Marketplace)
At least nine states are offering their uninsured residents another opportunity to sign up for a health plan this year as they seek new ways to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Kaiser Health News: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Podcast: The Affordable Care Act Turns 10
The Affordable Care Act on March 23 will reach a milestone many thought unlikely — it turns 10.

RESOURCES

Coronavirus:

  • CMS has released a Virtual Toolkit to help you stay up-to-date on CMS materials available on COVID-19.
  • The Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum is continually updating its COVID-19 resource bank with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander in-language information.

On Nebraska Medicaid Expansion:

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