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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 - 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...

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

January 30, 2015

The January 2015 update features stories on the members of Department of Labor's new WIOA Advisory Committee, an American Institutes for Research congressional briefing, the introduction of the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act (H.R.188...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - December 2014

December 22, 2014

The December 2014 update features stories on the newly passed ABLE Act, a new OPM report on people with disabilities in the federal government, EEOC lawsuits challenging employer wellness programs, Oregon's overhaul of its insurance exchange and...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - November 2014

November 26, 2014

The November 2014 update features stories on a DOL temporary delay of a home care worker final rule, new APA toolkits for Medicaid mental health services, a new report on the most and least disability friendly cities in the United States, highlights...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - October 2014

October 31, 2014

The October 2014 update features stories on proposed HUD regulations to expand supported housing for people with disabilities, a new Senate HELP Committee report barriers to economic self-sufficiency, a review of recent state transitions plans and...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - September 2014

September 24, 2014

The September 2014 update features stories on CMS guidance to states on transition plans for HCBS, new requirements under WIOA to promote integrated employment and divert youth from automatically being place in sheltered workshops, a new report on...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - August 2014

August 29, 2014

The August 2014 update features stories on CMS guidance on FLSA regulation changes, an update on various states' implementations of HCBS settings regulations, a newly released toolbox for states on Medicaid expansion and much more.

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - July 2014

July 31, 2014

The July 2014 update features stories on new Medicaid enrollment data released by CMS, an issue brief on Olmstead's role in community integration, AARP's long-term services and supports scorecard, Olmstead violations in Ohio, and much more.

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - June 2014

June 30, 2014

The June 2014 update features stories on CMS final rules for statewide marketplaces, new DOL grant funding through the Disability Employment Initiative, a GAO report on oversight of Medicaid managed care expenditures, a new Medicaid Buy-in Fact...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - May 2014

May 30, 2014

The May 2014 update features stories on new CMS regulations and guidance, an RFI on implementing "Career Pathways" approaches to employment, a new ODEP alliance on health care and transition to adulthood, various state updates on HCBS and much more.