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.
This July 2014 report, issued by the National Disability Institute, shines light on the financial health, capability and situation of adults living with disabilities. Based on data collected from the FINRA Foundation's 2013 Financial Capability Study, this first-of-its-kind report offers a snapshot of the economic plight faced by many in the disability community.
Report highlights include:
In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities. To find even more useful resources, visit the LEAD Center Resource Center.