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Latest Developments in the Health Care Repeal Lawsuit (Texas v. US)
Thank you to those who were able to join our tactical call to discuss the latest developments in our nationwide efforts to combat the Health Care Repeal Lawsuit (Texas v. US). Here's a quick recap of where the case stands:
Community Catalyst Communications Manager Stephen Eisele breaks down the latest developments in the Health Care Repeal Lawsuit (Texas v. US).
If you missed the call, you're in luck! We have a number of updated tools and resources to help you continue organizing innovative and effective campaigns in your own states.
Reach out to state based marketplace regulators, insurance commissioners and insurance providers, and ask them to make a public statement by Friday January 10th calling on the Supreme Court to take up the case. Use this messaging guidance to help policy makers craft a statement that illustrates the urgency of the case and the importance of settling it now, rather than continuing the uncertainty about the ACA's future into 2021.
Build relationships with state attorneys general using our Know Your AG guide. If you're in a plaintiff state, keep up the pressure for your AG to drop out of the lawsuit. If your AG supports the ACA, lift them up as champions and provide them with opportunities to be a leader on this issue. Click here to view the guide.
Organize constituent town halls and public forums asking for your Senator's input and participation using Indivisible's Action Plan. The Senate has yet to take a formal position on the case and the Court needs to be clear about the Congress's intent to preserve the ACA, even without an individual mandate penalty. Click here to access the Action Plan.
Working together we can mobilize our communities in opposition to this lawsuit, elevate ACA consumer stories, and activate elected officials on the local, state, and federal level who stand with us in protecting quality, affordable care. We look forward to continuing to partner with you to make sure our voices are heard!
Community Catalyst Federal Tactical Team
Originally presented by Community Catalyst. Community Catalyst works to ensure consumer interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill.
The Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Youth Services Association, Indiana School Mental Health Initiative, Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addictions, and the Indiana State Department of Health are grateful to partner with each other and the listed school districts to host regional screening of the documentary Resilience.
All screenings are free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis and will be followed by a facilitated panel discussion. Details on the dates, times and locations in Richmond, Lafayette, Bloomington, Terre Haute, Muncie, Fort Wayne, Nashville, and Evansville can be found at https://lookupindiana.org/schools/school-events/ . A flyer is available at https://lookupindiana.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/resilienceflyerACC.pdf.
Franciscan Health will be hosting some screenings in other regions of the state that are not listed here and will be putting out their own information. Our combined intent is to ensure every part of state will have …
Pandemic Snap benefits: Those that have children on free and reduced lunch will receive their EBT card in the mail by the end of May if you
are not already receiving SNAP benefits. It will be $319 per school aged child. You do not need to apply for this benefit. The DOE will provide your information to FSSA.
The Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning is preparing to submit Indiana’s Appendix K: Emergency Preparedness and Response waiver amendments to the following Indiana Medicaid Home and Community Based Services waivers: the Family Supports Waiver and the Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for approval. If approved, these temporary Appendix K waiver amendments will have a March 1, 2020 effective date.
The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services submitted the FSW and CIH Appendix K waiver amendments in response to the emergence and spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the serious health risk it poses to Indiana’s intellectual and developmental disabilities population. Governor Eric Holcomb declared a statewide public health emergency on March 6, 2020, related to the spread of COVID-19 in Indiana.
In advance of CMS’ final approval, BDDS is implementing the followi…