Health Care Articles


Administration Gives Up on Long-Term Care Insurance Program (Or Maybe Not)

The Obama administration has suspended implementation of the CLASS Act, a proposed national long-term care insurance program ...

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Program to Help Those With Special Needs Stay Out of Nursing Homes Included in Health Care Reform Bill

An amendment to health care reform legislation would offer people with special needs greater access to in-home attendant services.

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Supreme Court's Decision on Health Insurance Law Has Implications for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard three days of oral arguments in a series of cases challenging the constitutionality of the P...

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Will Standardized Tests Be Used to Evaluate Disability Claims of the Mentally Ill?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently proposed new regulations for how it determines whether someone with a mental dis...

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BOOK REVIEW: A 'Stranger' Among Us: Hiring In-Home Support for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Other Neurological Differences

At some point in life, almost any parent of a child with special needs will at least consider the possibility of hiring someone to...

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Push Towards Community Care Approaches a Crossroads

Ten years after a landmark Supreme Court ruling granted people with disabilities greater access to care outside of institutional settings, hundreds of thousands of people who could live happy, productive lives in their communities still find themselves trapped in nursing homes and state hospitals as funding for community care dries up.

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What to Do When Your Child Turns 18, Part III: Medical Coverage and Housing

Medical coverage and housing may be the two most important services to make sure are taken care of once your child turns 18.

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Probe Finds Nursing Homes Are 'Dumping Ground' for Mentally Ill

In an apparent violation of federal law, states are increasingly using nursing homes to house young and middle-age people with mental illnesses.

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