Medicaid is the nation's primary way of financing and delivering community-based health and long-term services to children and adults with disabilities. It is the nation's largest health care program, and serves nearly 60 million low-income Americans, including an estimated 9.9 million people with disabilities. AUCD advocates for the maintenance of the individual entitlement to a full range of Medicaid health and long-term supports and services for all eligible children and adults with disabilities.
In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Evan Nodvin about why Medicaid is important in his life. In case you missed it last week, Liz interviewed Timotheus Gordon, LEND fellow in Illinois, about the development of an online study that he developed about people with Autism and who are also people with color.
It is estimated that the Bhutanese population in Ohio is close to 15,000. Approximately 99% of these individuals are on Medicaid. The Asian Community Alliance in Ohio provides culturally sensitive programs and services to empower and strengthen family & community through awareness, collaboration & advocacy and has been working with this population for years. The Alliance recently identified a need in the Bhutanese population related to education on The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid and approached Ohio Family 2 Family to provide this information.
This summary describes key provisions of the American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the FY 2017 budget reconciliation process.
Community Integration Act
A bill to reverse the institutional bias in Medicaid and ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries have an opportunity to receive care in a home and community-based setting.
AUCD expresses its support for the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 2704, H.R. 4813), which will raise the age limit for ABLE accounts to age 46. Currently, only individuals with a severe disability prior to 26 years of age may open an ABLE account.
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured provides information and analysis on health care coverage and access for the low-income population, with a special focus on Medicaid's role and coverage of the uninsured.