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COVID-19: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Employment

Authors

Date 2020

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords Covid-19, CYSHCN

Part of the Catalyst Center COVID-19 Resource Series. 

The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has real implications for state Title V programs as well as families raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

State programs like Medicaid/CHIP and Title V, which are integral to the system of services and supports for children and youth with special health care needs, must be ready to adapt and respond to the current challenges faced by children, families, providers, and other stakeholders.

These fact sheets help explain employment provisions for families in the CARES Act. Families raising CYSHCN are more at risk than ever for experiencing financial hardship due to job loss, loss of health insurance, and other factors. Understanding these policy changes can aid in reducing the risk of family financial hardship.

Download the full series, or individual fact sheets below. 

COVID-19: Flexibility for States: Medicaid and CHIP Programs

Authors

Date 2020

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords Covid-19, CYSHCN

Part of the Catalyst Center COVID-19 Resource Series. 

The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has real implications for state Title V programs as well as families raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

State programs like Medicaid/CHIP and Title V, which are integral to the system of services and supports for children and youth with special health care needs, must be ready to adapt and respond to the current challenges faced by children, families, providers, and other stakeholders.

These fact sheets help explain Medicaid and CHIP program flexibilities to Title V program staff and allies. Understanding these policy changes can support activities related to care coordination, benefits and coverage counseling, and aid in reducing the risk of family financial hardship.

Download the full series, or individual fact sheets below. 

Catalyst Center COVID-19 Resource Series

Authors

Date 2020

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords Covid-19, CYSHCN

The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has real implications for state Title V programs as well as families raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

These fact sheets address a variety of relevant topics, such as Medicaid and CHIP programs and the CARES Act. 

Issue Brief: How the Public Charge Rule Affects Immigrants Receiving Benefits

Authors By Amy Rosenberg, JD, Lecturer on Law & Senior Clinical Instructor, Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School

Date 2019

Project No Project Affiliation

Keywords Financial Hardship, Health Benefits, Health Equity, Health Inequities, HIV/AIDS, Medicaid/CHIP, Supportive Services, Tools and Guides, US- based

An overview of the Department of Homeland Security’s draft rule on “public charge,” and what it means for immigrants receiving benefits.