In response to President Trump’s October 12 executive order (EO), the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor (DOL) and Treasury have published proposed rules to expand the availability of health coverage sold through short-term, limited duration insurance (STDLI). The public has until April 23, 2018 to submit comments on these proposed rules; the new standards are slated to be effective 60 days after publication of the final rules.
Implications of Health Reform for American Indian and Alaska Native Populations
Center for Health Care Strategies – Carolyn Ingram, Shannon M. McMahon and Veronica Guerra; National Academy for State Health Policy – Alice Weiss
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has important implications for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), including the expansion of Medicaid coverage to nearly 400,000 currently uninsured AI/AN individuals. This brief prepared by CHCS and NASHP outlines ACA provisions that uniquely affect AI/AN populations and provides strategies to help states and other key stakeholders fully realize the potential of the ACA to improve the health and health care of AI/ANs. Areas addressed include; Coverage expansion; State outreach to and engagement with federally recognized tribal groups; and Opportunities to fill gaps in the organization and financing of care.
Slides from a related webinar on this topic are also available.