Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability: November 14, 2013
The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability is a monthly update focusing 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 November 2013 update features 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.
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.
In the Know: Report on the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Executive Branch
This highly anticipated report from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers exciting news about employment of persons with disabilities in the federal government. According to the study, in 2012, people with disabilities have been hired at the highest percentage in 32 years, “with persons with targeted disabilities being hired at a greater percentage now than at any time in the past 17 years.” The bottom line: “This success has led to more people with disabilities in federal service both in real terms and by percentage than at any time in the past 32 years.”