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Health Reform Links

The information on federal health care reform is constantly changing.   Listed below are links to some of the organizations that we have found to be informative.


The White House

The National Governors Association 

American Health Care Association

Kaiser Family Foundation

National Conference of State Legislatures

Health Reform and the Department of Health and Human Services

National Academy for State Health Policy - Welcome to the State Refor(u)m

Health Reform.gov - Providing Health Security for Young Adults

Find updates from administration officials here

Sign up for email updates here

Frequently asked Affordable Care Act questions answered here 

Regulations & Guidance

Regulations and guidance are used to implement many of the Affordable Care Act provisions that address both private and public health insurance.

Preventive Services: Regulations and Recommendations

Regulation on Consumers' Right to Appeal Health Plan Decisions (Issued by the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. This includes link to Federal Register posting of the actual regulation, as promised on this Thursday’s call)

Patient’s Bill of Rights (Issued by the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight)

Regulation on “Grandfathered” Health Plans under the Affordable Care Act (Issued by the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight)

Dependent Coverage of Children Who Have Not Attained Age 26 (Issued by the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight)

Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (Issued by the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight)

Health Care Reform Insurance Web Portal Requirements (Issued by the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services PROPOSED RULE November 8, 2010: 
Federal Funding for Medicaid Eligibility Determination and Enrollment Activities, [PDF]

COBRA Continuation of Coverage (Issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

Health Insurance Reform for Consumers (Issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

Health Insurance Reform for Employers (Issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

Self-Funded Nonfederal Governmental Plans (Issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

Temporary High Risk Pool Fact Sheet provides information about the temporary high risk pool program included in the Affordable Care Act and chart outlining potential allocations of high risk pool funds to states.

Letters

Administration officials issue letters requesting information, issuing guidance, announcing progress to date, and other implementation efforts.

Rate Review letter from Secretary Sebelius to Governors and State Insurance Commissioners (June 7, 2010)

Letter from Secretary Sebelius to Hill Leadership outlining HHS’s Progress on Implementation Efforts (May 24, 2010)

State High Risk Pool cover letter from Jay Angoff, Director of the Office of Consumer Information and Oversight (May 10, 2010)

Letter from Secretary Sebelius to NAIC urging the association to provide guidance by June 1 to allow for timely implementation of the law (April 12, 2010)

Grants

The Affordable Care Act creates a number of new grant opportunities.  Below, you will find links to the grant centers for the agencies administering these grants.  There, and at Grants.gov, you can search for relevant grant opportunities.

OCIIO Health Insurance Premium Review Grants

Administration for Children and Families Grants

Administration on Aging Grants

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Health Resources and Services Administration Grants

Indian Health Service Grants

National Institutes of Health Grants

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Grants

Brochures

Below you will find brochures and materials related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Patient Protections & Insurance Reforms (pdf)

Poster: Are You Eligible for the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan? (English pdf) (Spanish pdf)

The Affordable Care Act — What it Means for Those with Pre-Existing (English pdf) (Spanish pdf)

Medicare and the New Health Care Law — What it Means for You (pdf)

Closing the Prescription Drug Coverage Gap (pdf)

Fact Sheets

The fact sheets are condensed summaries of important provisions in the Affordable Care Act.

Fact Sheet: Benefits for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders of New Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Prevention Coverage

Fact Sheet: Benefits for African Americans of New Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Prevention Coverage

Fact Sheet: Benefits for Latinos of New Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Prevention Coverage

Fact Sheet: Benefits for Seniors of New Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Prevention Coverage

Fact Sheet: Benefits for Women and Children of New Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Prevention Coverage

The Affordable Care Act’s New Patient’s Bill of Rights

Affordable Care Act: Laying the Foundation for Prevention

Creating Jobs and Increasing the Number of Primary Care Providers

Keeping the Health Plan You Have: The Affordable Care Act and “Grandfathered” Health Plans

Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act: Protecting Young Adults and Eliminating Burdens on Families and Businesses

The Affordable Care Act’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program

Increasing Choice and Saving Money for Small Businesses

Temporary High Risk Pool Program

Establishing the Web Portal Called For in The Affordable Care Act

New Tools to Fight Fraud

Learn the facts and statistics about how the Affordable Care Act will benefit each state.

State By State Fact Sheets

Choose your state to learn more about the immediate benefits of the Affordable Care Act.

State By State Fact Sheets

Information for Your Community and You

Health Reform for American Families (pdf)

Health Reform for Children (pdf) 

Health Reform for Young Adults (pdf)

Health Reform for Early Retirees (pdf) 

Health Reform for Seniors (pdf)

Health Reform for African Americans (pdf)

Health Reform for Latinos (pdf)

Health Reform for Rural Americans (pdf)

Health Reform for Women (pdf)

Health Reform for Small Businesses (pdf)

Health Reform for Large Employers

Health Reform for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (pdf)

Health Reform for Americans with Disabilities (pdf)

Health Reform for LGBT Communities (pdf)

Health Reform for Veterans (pdf)

Health Reform Health Individuals

Health Reform Individuals with Health Conditions

Health Reform Pregnant Women 

 

Contact Information

 
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Phone: 304-558-0079

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