HOPWA Grantees and Homeless Assistance Recipients:
Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment begins on October 1, 2013, and will expand health coverage to millions of low-income Americans, including individuals and households served by HUD programs. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) presents significant opportunities and challenges for HUD housing assistance and supportive services programs (and for the program beneficiaries they serve).
Additionally, through participation in Medicaid or collaborations with Medicaid-funded organizations, Medicaid reform has the potential to enhance revenue streams for HUD-funded housing and supportive services and improve service coordination. To benefit from the changing health care landscape, HUD grantees, service providers, and program beneficiaries must be well-informed and prepared to participate in the new health insurance marketplace.
In April 2013, CPD’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH) and Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) implemented an ACA Technical Assistance (TA) initiative through OneCPD TA. TA providers will research, develop, and disseminate information, resources and other technical assistance related to Medicaid Expansion and to new health insurance options under the ACA.
In the coming months, the HOPWA, Continuum of Care, and ACA mailing lists at OneCPD will provide ACA information to grantees, service providers, and program beneficiaries. The information will also be posted online on the OneCPD Resource Exchange
. This information will help HUD programs to assist beneficiaries in accessing health care and to enable beneficiaries to understand eligibility and health options so that they can obtain and retain appropriate, high quality coverage.
To subscribe to the new OneCPD Affordable Care Act mailing list:
Click Update Subscription in the footer of this message. You will be taken to your OneCPD Mailing List Preferences page.
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To begin to familiarize yourself with the impending changes, you can visit the following websites which provide relevant and useful information on ACA implementation:
Healthcare.gov is the US government’s portal to all health care reform activities under ACA.
AIDS.gov is the US government’s portal to all Federal HIV policies, programs, and resources.
HIVHealthReform.org is AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s project that provides customized information on ACA for persons living with HIV/AIDS and their providers.
CareActTarget.org is the central source of TA and training resources for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
Hab.hrsa.gov/affordablecareact (Ryan White and the Affordable Care Act: What you Need to Know) is the website of the Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, with information targeted to Ryan White grantees, providers and clients.