The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) presented this webinar on early findings from the first year of their research on the Affordable Care Act and people with disabilities on September 27, 2016.
The three components of the webinar are:
First, Gil Gimm answered key research questions about Access to Preventive Services for Working-Age Adults with Mobility Limitations. Dr. Gimm is an associate professor at George Mason University and a co-investigator of the CHRIL. He worked for 5 years at Mathematica Policy Research, the top-funded research group in federal disability policy, including as the project director for the evaluations of the Medicaid Buy-In Program and the Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment.
Next, Elizabeth Wood shared what the CHRIL has discovered about Acute, Chronic, and Current Uninsurance Among Adults with Disabilities Before and After the ACA. Ms. Wood is a research scientist at Washington State University and a research associate with the CHRIL.
Finally, Jean Hall presented important national findings about Medicaid Expansion, Access to Care, and Employment for People with Disabilities. Dr. Hall is a research professor and director of the Institute for Health and Disability Policy at the University of Kansas, as well as a co-investigator of the CHRIL. The moderator for the webinar is Richard Petty, Director of the National Center for Aging and Disability.
The Collaborative on Health Care Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) offered this webinar on what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means for persons with disabilities and what some of the opportunities and challenges the law will present.
The webinar outlined the research objectives and planned work of the CHRIL over the next five years. In addition, the webinar presented an overview of the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) project and its Resources. The NDNRC is an initiative aimed at providing cross-disability information and support to Navigators and other enrollment specialists thereby ensuring people with disabilities receive accurate information when selecting and enrolling in insurance through the ACA Marketplaces.