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.
The next White House Office of Public Engagement disability community conference call featuring a senior Administration official will take place on Wednesday, February 26, 3:00-4:00 PM EST. The call will provide participants with information about various disability policy issues, introduce Administration officials who work on these issues and solicit participant input. Registration is currently open. While this call is open to everyone, please note that the call is off the record and not for press purposes.
President Obama Signs Executive Order Including People with Disabilities in Minimum Wage Hike for Federal Contractor Workers
President Obama included workers with disabilities in an executive order he signed today raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10/hour. The executive order represents an important step in advancing the economic self-sufficiency of all people with disabilities. Read more about the Executive Order in this fact sheet issued by the White House.