Research Report The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on People with Disabilities: A 2015 Status Report
Stephan Lindner, Regan Considine, Melinda Davis, Ruth Rowland, Margaret Spurlock
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This report analyzes the Affordable Care Act’s impact on people with disabilities. The report’s components include a literature scan, results from key-informant interviews with disability-focused consumer groups in 10 states, and 50-state summary tables about state policy choices. Those tables describe Alternative Benefit Plans in states that have expanded Medicaid eligibility and essential health benefits coverage of habilitative services, rehabilitative services, and durable medical equipment. The paper also explores options for future research.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Federal health care reform Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform Disability and long-term care Private insurance Medicare Disabilities and employment Long-term services and support
Policy Centers Health Policy Center