The Cover Missouri Coalition
wealth of resources available for use, with more being added. They are
available free of charge. Also, the coalition is hosting Rock Enrollment events
throughout the state all day on Saturday, Nov. 4. You can also be added to the
Cover Missouri social media calendar by emailing email@example.com
. Draft posts with artwork
are posted every couple of weeks.
American Hospital Association
also has a number of resources available for hospitals
to use, including 30 and 60 second videos in English and Spanish, infographics
and other content that can be customized, and talking points for use when
engaging with other stakeholders.
Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across America
Find the order here
What you need to know:
The President's executive order prioritizes changes and restructuring to three types of insurance options, none of which are required to cover essential health benefits or preexisting conditions:
- Association Health Plans
- Short-term, Limited-duration Insurance
- Health Reimbursement Arrangements
U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services are tasked with various responsibilities to review the above three systems and have 60 days to consider changes to guidance or regulations. Their charges include allowing more employers to form AHPs, promoting AHP formation, expanding availability of STLDIs, considering lengthening the coverage time frame of STLDIs, increasing the usability of HRAs, and expanding employers’ ability to offer HRAs.
Public comment is to be considered on any regulations proposed.
Announcement on End to Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments to Insurance Companies
Learn more here
What you need to know:
The Administration will immediately stop making cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies that sell Marketplace plans.
These payments, known as CSRs, were created as part of the Affordable Care Act to help offset the cost of providing coverage for lower income individuals and families.
There has been no change to the ACA requirements that individuals obtain health insurance coverage or that insurance companies provide discounts to low-income consumers.
Insurers have said CSR payments are critical, and that without them they will have to significantly increase premiums or leave the Marketplace.
In August, the Congressional Budget Office said ending CSRs could result in the following.
Leave about 1 million additional people uninsured
Raise premiums for Marketplace plans by about 20 percent
Increase the federal deficit by $194 billion through 2026