Health Care Issues for People with Disabilities

Now is the time to take a closer look at your health care needs and options. If you're uninsured or looking for more affordable health insurance and haven't looked at the Marketplace, you can purchase private health insurance coverage through the Marketplace. You must enroll before December 15 in order to have coverage on Jan 1. Open enrollment ends Feb 15. There are many things to consider even if you are already enrolled. View this flyer to find out what you should know, and possible changes to examine during this period of Open Enrollment. Enroll at healthcare.gov.

Watch this video to learn how the Affordable Care Act ensures that individuals with disabilities can no longer be denied health coverage because of health history.

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Enactment of health care reform, known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is the most significant law for people with disabilities since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. It brings about comprehensive reforms that will benefit Americans with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination based on health status and improving access to care. Read The Arc’s in-depth guide for advocates on the ACA, and read a one page summary of the guide for a shorter version. Watch the video below to learn about how the ACA works and how it will benefit all Americans.

One major part of the ACA, the Private Marketplace, began offering health insurance in every state on October 1, 2013. HealthCare.gov provides information on coverage options in each state and shows which private insurance plans, public programs, and community services are available to individuals.

Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace & your new coverage options.

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Current Health Care Headlines

Health Care – The Capitol Insider
Health/Medicaid – Senators Making Final Attempts at Medicaid Caps and Healthcare Repeal

The Administration continues to urge the Senate to return to efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are promoting a bill they cosponsored which includes a Medicaid per capita … Continue reading


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Friday, September 15, 2017 9:56:31 AM

Health/Medicaid – Senate Considers Bipartisan Healthcare Legislation

The Senate is involved in a number of efforts to address health care issues in a bipartisan manner. The Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) began holding four hearings last … Continue reading


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Friday, September 15, 2017 9:54:59 AM

Health Care/Medicaid/Long Term Supports and Services — Repeal of The Affordable Care Act Fails in The Senate: A Week In Review

Last Week This issue of Capitol Insider is devoted to a review of the Senate’s consideration of the effort to repeal/replace the Affordable Care Act. Health Care; Medicaid; Long Term Supports and Services – Repeal of The Affordable Care Act … Continue reading


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