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: DOJ to Argue Court Should Invalidate Entire ACA

On March 25, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a letter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit stating it agreed with the ruling of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas in United … Continue reading


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Monday, April 01, 2019 4:44:44 PM

Health/LTSS: Medicare for All Plan with LTSS Coverage Introduced in the House

On February 28, Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2019, which expands Medicare to cover all residents. It also eliminates all out-of-pocket costs for all benefits except prescription drugs and expands … Continue reading


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Monday, March 04, 2019 3:11:23 PM

Health Care: House Committee Holds Hearing on Legislation to Reverse Administration Policies on ACA Implementation

On February 13, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee held a hearing on proposed legislation that would reverse current administration policies on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), such as the reduction in funding for programs that … Continue reading


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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:46:17 PM

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