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1 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Young Adult Outreach and Education

2 Who are Young Invincibles?

3  How does the ACA affect young adults  Young adult outreach Overview

4 Uninsured Young Adults in Mississippi  26.9% of US residents are uninsured  Overall national uninsurance rate is approximately 15.7%  28% of Mississippi residents are uninsured  Overall statewide uninsurance rate is approximately 16.2%

5 How many people in Mississippi could get health insurance?

6 ACA Provisions Already in Effect that Help Young Adults

7  Dependent Coverage  Free Preventive Care  No denial for pre-existing condition for under 19  Student Health Plans  Women’s Health  Contraception  Community Health Centers What’s Already in Effect

8  Under 26 can stay on parent’s plan  Under 19 – no denial for pre- existing conditions  Free Preventive Care – no co-pays on screenings and check-ups Dependent Coverage and Preventive Care

9  Previously limited regulations  Now subject to standardized ACA requirements  Must include preventive care benefits  80/20 Ratio Student Health Plans

10 Women’s Health Benefits  Well-women visits  Support for breastfeeding  Domestic violence screening and counseling  Mammograms and cancer screenings

11 Contraception  As of Aug 2012, new health insurance plans must cover contraception with no co-pay  Religiously-affiliated institutions get 1 year delay  After Aug. 2013, employees and students get coverage directly from insurance companies  Religious institutions exempt

12  Currently 8,000 CHCs provide care to 20 million individuals  In June 2012 grants went to 219 community health centers around the country  Increased number of patients served by 1.25 million  By 2014, total funding of $2.2 billion Growth of Community Health Centers (CHCs)

13 What Changes Will Come in 2014?

14  Medicaid Expansion  Subsidies  Exchanges/Marketplaces  Individual Mandate Changes to Come

15  Currently eligible:  Low-income children and pregnant women  Eligible in 2014:  EVERYONE <133% of FPL  States can decide whether to expand  Gov. Bryant opposed, state legislature will decide  124,000 young adults Mississippi and Medicaid

16  Those making % of the federal poverty level (FPL) will qualify for subsidies (tax credits) to buy insurance on the exchange  133% of FPL for 1 person is $14,900  400% of FPL for 1 person is $44,000 Subsidies/Tax Credits

17 How Much of a Subsidy? FPLIncomePremiumTax CreditActual Cost 133%$1,275$283$244$39 250%$2,397$283$90$193 Four tiers of plans – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Subsidies are calculated based on Silver plan Individuals can use subsidy for any plan

18  Shop for insurance  Each state is different, some will have federally-facilitated exchanges (FFEs)  Subsidies applied directly  Mississippi Insurance Department is likely building state exchange Ex-cha-cha-cha-Changes

19  Catastrophic plans  Marketed to the young  Targets those with financial hardship  No Annual Limits in 2014 (already phasing out)  Tax Credit for employers (already started) Other important parts of the ACA Picture Source:

20  Individuals must have qualifying health insurance  If not, penalties  $95 the first year  Rises in $695  Exemptions Individual Mandate and Penalties Picture Source:

21 Jessica, 19 years old  Part-time student, part-time job  $10,000/year before taxes ~ 87% of poverty  Without Medicaid expansion, she doesn’t qualify for Medicaid and would not have health insurance

22 Jeff, 21 years old  Part-time student, full-time construction worker  Earns $23,000/year  Takes home: $1,438/month  Total health premium: $283/month  With tax credits he pays: $121/month

23  Young adults have high rates of uninsurance  The ACA has many provisions that help young adults  Dependent Coverage  Student Health Plans  Contraception and Women’s Health  Changes to come  Expanded Medicaid  Subsidies  Exchanges  Individual Mandate Overview: ACA and Young Adults

24 Outreach and Education for Young Adults in Mississippi

25  Health Care Outreach  Mobile Technology  Social Media  Challenges  Navigators  Timeline Overview

26  Traditional Outreach  Tabling  Group presentations  Hosting events  New Outreach Strategies Health Care Outreach

27  Your Healthcare Finder  Find doctors in the area  For Android and iPhoneAndroidiPhone  Mobile Website  Text Message Services  QR Codes  Can be scanned and direct users to your website Mobile Outreach

28  Find doctors and Community Health Centers in your area  Search by location with GPS or zip code  Search by name or category  Shows user ratings of doctors in the area Find a Doctor

29  Explains how to find health insurance for different people (students, chronic conditions, buying your own plan)  Explains the health care law  Defines common health insurance terms Healthcare FAQ

30 Fun game for people to play while passing time in the waiting room Waiting Room Game

31  Facebook  Create events  Send news updates  Twitter  Connect with new people  Coordinate plans  Retweet  Be fun! Using Social Media Picture Source: Wikimedia Commons

32  It’s expensive  ACA offers new options  I’m young and healthy  Injuries can happen to anyone  Make it personal  Why do I need health insurance?  Uninsured drives up health care costs  Individual mandate requires insurance Why do I need Insurance?

33  State exchanges – formal “Navigator” program  Funded through State’s Exchange  Aids with outreach and enrollment  States with federal exchanges – Assisters will provide help on outreach Navigators & Assisters

34  Present – end of 2012:  Educate young adults about ACA  Ensure young adults are on dependent coverage  Jan 2013 – Oct 2013:  Educate young adults about the upcoming Exchanges.  Oct 1 st, 2013 – March 31 st, 2014  Open enrollment for exchanges  Ensure young adults are getting subsidies and Medicaid, if possible Timeline: What to Look For

35  ACA is phasing in, some changes already underway  Outreach and education  Traditional outreach  Social media and mobile technology  Big changes in 2013  Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter Key


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