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LEAD Center Debuts New Monthly Policy Update on Employment, Health Care and Disability

December 23, 2013


The LEAD Center premiered a new valuable new monthly resource in November – the LEAD Center’s Policy Update–Employment, Health Care and Disability.

This monthly policy update will focus on the intersection of disability, employment and health care policy. The LEAD Center’s Policy Update–Employment, Health Care and Disability is intended to provide policymakers, disability service professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families with information about relevant policy developments regarding Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and related topics, with a focus on improving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

The current December issue features stories on Massachusetts’s sheltered workshop closures, Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan, HHS Community Health Center grants, Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion Plan, Ohio’s Medicaid expansion enrollment, the Administration’s extension of the health plan compliance deadline and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mental Health parity regulations. The inaugural issue featured stories on the opening of the ACA Exchanges, various state Medicaid expansion efforts and the Commission on Long-Term Care’s final report to Congress.

·         Download the December 19, 2014 Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update.

·         Download the November 14, 2013 Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update.

Each monthly update will be published to the Resource Center found on the LEAD Center website. Subscribers who sign up to receive LEAD Center news and information will receive notice of each newly published update.

The LEAD Center Policy Update–Employment, Health Care and Disability is a project of the LEAD Center in collaboration with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network

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