For people with disabilities finding a job has always been a one-two punch. It’s not just the salary and financial independence they’re looking for; they also are in greater need of health benefits than say, a nondisabled 30-year old.
October 1 marks the first day that people with disabilities can finally get both needs met. Under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, many of the barriers to private health care for persons with disabilities will disappear. Americans can now shop for benefits in the new health insurance marketplace, for coverage beginning January 1, 2014.
For the first time ever, people with disabilities cannot be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition, denied particular services or charged more for coverage based on their health status. Continue reading “ACA: More Than Just Healthcare for People With Disabilities”