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 – House Leadership Announces Plans to Resurrect Health Care Bill

On April 6, the House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) sent a letter to House Republicans prior to their two-week recess announcing that the House has resumed its work on the American Health Care Act. The House Rules Committee approved … Continue reading


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Monday, April 10, 2017 10:47:29 AM

Health/Medicaid – House Speaker Cancels Vote Bill to Repeal Affordable Care Act and Cut Medicaid

On March 24, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that there will not be a vote on H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act because he lacked the votes to pass the bill. It is not expected that another bill to repeal … Continue reading


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Monday, March 27, 2017 2:46:46 PM

Health/Medicaid – House Committees Markup Bill to Cap Medicaid and Repeal the ACA

On March 8 and 9, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a markup of the Medicaid and other provisions of the American Health Care Act, those parts of the repeal and replace bill over which the Committee has jurisdiction. … Continue reading


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