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.
The federal government is opening the door to billions of dollars to help individuals with disabilities access care in the community as opposed to institutions.
From health care to pop culture, developmental disabilities permeated the news in 2010. Here are our picks for the disability stories of the year.
Disability advocates want autism therapies and a handful of other items included in a menu of “essential benefits” now being established by federal health officials under insurance reform.
In an effort to make children’s health insurance more available, the Obama administration said insurers can charge more to cover kids with pre-existing conditions if state law allows.
A series of changes sparked by the health care law passed earlier this year will begin to take hold later this week, increasing access for individuals with disabilities.