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Medicaid Buy-Ins Provide Health Care for People with Disabilities Who Work

Even before the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) expanded Medicaid access for hundreds of thousands of people, a little-known program called Medicaid Buy-In allowed people with disabilities who work to qualify for Medicaid benefits even though their incomes might be too high to otherwise obtain Medicaid.

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Three Tips When Hiring a Caregiver for a Special Needs Child

Hiring a caregiver for someone with special needs can be a daunting task.

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Health Care Reform Offers Something Old, Something New for People With Special Needs

Although it took more than a year of back and forth, a comprehensive health care reform bill and an associated reconciliation bill...

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Children With Special Needs May Receive Medicaid Coverage for Home Care Despite Parents' Assets

If you have a child with special needs who requires an institutional level of care that can be provided in your home instead of in a hospital or other institution, the Katie Beckett Medicaid Waiver program may allow you to keep your child at home, even if you think that your assets are too high to qualify for Medicaid.

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A Warning for Medicaid Beneficiaries Traveling Out of State

In many states, full Medicaid coverage is often equal to, or even better than, many private health insurance plans, allowing SSI b...

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Many Insurers Still Deny Needed Mental Health Coverage Despite Federal Law

Many insurance companies are routinely denying doctor requests that patients receive coverage for inpatient psychiatric treatment, sometimes with disastrous consequences, according to a recent investigative report by the CBS News show 60 Minutes. 

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9 Steps to Less Stressful Caregiving

Taking care of a loved one with special needs can be exhausting and stressful.

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