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Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Updates The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability is a monthly update focusing on the intersection of disability, employment and health care policy. The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability is intended to provide policymakers, disability service professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families with information about relevant policy developments regarding Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and related topics, with a focus on improving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

The LEAD Center Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability is a project of the LEAD Center in collaboration with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

 

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - November/December 2015

December 2, 2015

The November/December 2015 update features stories on Open Enrollment for 2016 coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, a FY2016 budget deal that would prevent double-digit premium increases for many Medicaid and SSDI beneficiaries, an...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - October 2015

October 29, 2015

The October 2015 update features stories on the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) Interim Report, ACL's "No Wrong Door" system grants, CMS responses to statwide HCBS...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - September 2015

September 25, 2015

The Septemeber 2015 update features stories on the IRS’ proposed regulations for implementing the ABLE Act, the launch of the National Employment First Online Policy and Data Platform, the U.S. Department of Justice’s proposed settlement agreement...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - August 2015

August 26, 2015

The August 2015 update features stories on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) response to state transition plans, the July edition of the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) State Medicaid...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - July 2015

July 31, 2015

The July 2015 update features stories on a new Department of Labor guide for Section 188 compliance for American Jobs Centers, HCBS waiver changes in Washington state, Tennessee and Indiana, the recent WIOA Advisory Committee meeting and more.

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - June 2015

June 30, 2015

The June 2015 update features stories on the newly introduced Transition to Independence Act, the Notice of Proposed Rule Making for the ABLE Act, a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of King v. Burwell, various state updates and more.

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - May 2015

May 29, 2015

The May 2015 update features stories on a newly proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rule related to offering financial incentives for workplace wellness participation, Virginia's passing of the ABLE Act, a new study of the type...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - April 2015

April 30, 2015

The April 2015 update features stories on a new CMS rule related to publicly-funded health plans, a new Mathermatica Money Follows the Person program report, the State of Minnesota’s efforts to comply with the Olmstead community living standard, New...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - March 2015

March 30, 2015

The March 2015 update features stories on a new NCD/NASDDS joint report on home and community-based services, a new report on mental health in the workplace and mental health parity laws, a New Jersey state transition plan update, pending Florida...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - February 2015

February 27, 2015

The February 2015 update features stories on on a recent Senate HELP Committee hearing on employer wellness programs, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report and presentation on federal efforts related to mental illness, National Disability...