A federal advisory panel is calling on the Obama administration to establish a minimum standard for autism insurance coverage.
Despite a requirement that insurers start covering behavioral health treatment for individuals and small groups, a new analysis suggests less than half of states plan to include autism therapy.
More military children with autism will soon have access to behavior therapy under a new government program, but not everyone is entirely pleased by the change.
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.
A host of one-stop centers tasked with helping people with disabilities access support services are getting more federal assistance.
Federal officials are threatening legal action after an investigation found hundreds of kids with developmental disabilities needlessly relegated to nursing homes designed to serve the elderly.
A new federal program designed to expand community living options for people with disabilities is one step closer to reality this week with the first state cleared to take part.
For all the talk about Medicare, the race for the White House may have a greater impact on Medicaid, which many with disabilities rely on for everything from in-home care to health coverage.
Medicaid is saving substantial amounts of money by limiting access to behavioral medications. But is it fair to the patients?
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s decision to tap Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as his running mate is bringing debate about Medicaid and other disability programs to the forefront.
Many people with disabilities rely on Medicaid, but finding a doctor who will accept the government insurance coverage depends largely on where you live, a new study finds.
In many states, eligibility for disability services is largely defined by whether or not a person scores 70 or below on an IQ test. But a panel of judges is now questioning the practice.
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.
As states work to boost community-based housing options for people with developmental disabilities, federal officials say stronger ties are needed between health and housing agencies.
As an increasing number of states require health insurers to cover autism therapy, some families are leaving communities that don’t offer such coverage in search of greener pastures.