The new health care law requires coverage of therapies that help people with disabilities acquire speech, mobility and other skills, but what that will mean in practice remains murky.
With state health insurance exchanges now open for business, advocates say they expect plans available in only about half of states to cover autism therapy.
Federal officials are backing off a new provision of the health care law that would have largely barred guardians from serving as paid caregivers for adults with developmental disabilities.
Even once the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, experts say that coverage of many treatments that people with disabilities rely on may vary widely.
As the health care reform law expands access to preventive services at the doctor’s office, a new analysis finds that many with disabilities who rely on Medicaid might be left out.
Despite a heavy lobbying effort, the Obama administration declined to include autism therapy in final rules this week defining what must be covered by insurers under health care reform.
Medicaid is a lifeline for many with disabilities, advocates say. But a new report finds that GOP proposals to alter the program would lead to significant funding cuts and fewer people served.
Advocates are hailing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold sweeping changes to the nation’s health care system as a victory for people with disabilities.
After disability advocates blocked all of the entrances to their building, Medicaid officials agreed to release long-awaited rules for a new program designed to expand community living.
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments this week on the merits of the nation’s health care reform law, some with disabilities have a lot at stake.
A new federal initiative could make it significantly easier for people experiencing a psychiatric emergency — including those with disabilities — to get the care they need.
People with disabilities have long complained of inequities at the doctor’s office. Now, the federal government is taking steps toward leveling the playing field.
Most states are expanding community-based care for people with disabilities over institutional options in an effort to rein in costs and meet consumer demand, a new survey finds.
State requirements directing insurers to cover autism therapy could be in jeopardy as federal officials set new national standards for health coverage.
As regulators work to determine what should qualify as essential under the new health care law, habilitative services like autism behavior therapy are proving to be a sticking point.