Disability, the affordable care act, and health: On the eve of 'going live'
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Describe the current status of five of the disability and health issues raised by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Analyze of the status of states’ participating in the community choice option, the Medicaid expansion, and the health care exchanges. Discuss the regulations involved in implementation, the disability-specific issues raised during the regulatory comment periods, and the steps taken by disability advocates to promote access to programs.
Keyword(s): Disability Policy, Health Reform
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I drafted much of the disability-related language found in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) related to data collection, health disparities and cultural competence. I was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow. I founded the Coalition for Disability Health Equity, which advocates for the implementation of the disability provisions in ACA. As an attorney, I have followed the legal challenges to ACA and analyzed their potential impact on health care for people with disabilities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.