May 2020 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT

Countdown to Medicaid Expansion (Heritage Health Adult) Enrollment

We know you care about people in the coverage gap. That’s why Enroll Nebraska is working to make it easy to do outreach with templates, images, flyers, blurbs, and more.

Only 1 more month until August 1, 2020 when expanded medicaid enrollment is opened in Nebraska. Be on the lookout for resources coming soon!

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

Webinars

Nebraska Medicaid 101 for Enrollment Assisters
Hosted by HCAN and DHHS
July 8, 11 am – 1 pm CT
Sign in info: Click here to enter, Dial: 1-415-655-0003

This training session will provide a high-level overview of the Nebraska Medicaid program, including information on how to apply for coverage, who is eligible, and what benefits are available. All 3 MCOs will be present on the call for questions.

Save the Date: DHHS Virtual Medicaid Expansion Training for Enrollment Assisters
Hosted by HCAN and DHHS
Wednesday, July 15, 11 am – 1 pm CT
Registration link TBD

Join the Health Centers Association of Nebraska and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services as they present on the new expanded Medicaid program in Nebraska, called Heritage Health Adult.

Nebraska Legislative Session (suspended until July 20)

First Day of Medicaid Expansion Enrollment – August 1, 2020

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.

Stat News: ‘The direct result of racism’: Covid-19 lays bare how discrimination drives health disparities among Black people
The disparities have long been documented. Black people are more likely than white people to die from cancer. They are more likely to suffer from chronic pain, diabetes, and depression. Black children report higher levels of stress. Black mothers are more likely to die in childbirth.

The New York Times: Vast Federal Aid Has Capped Rise in Poverty, Studies Find
But researchers caution this does not mean low-income families are escaping hardship. And they warn that when the aid expires next month, families could again be vulnerable.

RESOURCES

Trump Administration Rule 1557 regulation that removes Obama-era protections for transgender community

Coronavirus:

  • COVID-19 FAQ to reflect the recent policy changes around SEPs.
  • 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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