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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 - March 2014

March 26, 2014

The March 2014 update features stories on the President's proposed 2015 budget, a recent webinar series hosted by ODEP, CMS and the LEAD Center, states considering private health coverage to low-income adults, a study on the benefits of Medicaid...

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

February 27, 2014

The February 2014 update features stories on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) policy brief on employment outcomes for transition-aged youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities, potential...

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

January 31, 2014

The January 2014 update features stories on the new CMS home and community-based care services (HCBS) regulations, a proposed bill to fund integrated employment, Medicaid expansion and several stories on managed care for long-term services and...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - December 2013

December 19, 2013

The December 2013 update features stories on the closing of Massachusetts sheltered workshops, various state Medicaid expansion efforts, the newly extended ACA compliance deadline, HHS grants to community health centers and mental health parity...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - November 2013

November 14, 2013

The November 2013 update features stories on the opening of the ACA Exchanges, various state Medicaid expansion efforts and the Commission on Long-Term Care’s final report to Congress.