A federal court has ruled that cutting off Medicaid home care benefits to a woman with special needs, thus forcing her into an institution, likely violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Fisher v. Maram (U.S. Dist.
A groundbreaking program in Massachusetts is expected to ease the financial burden on families with elderly or disabled relatives in need of care by paying family or friends about $18,000 a year to care for them.
As part of this year's landmark healthcare reform law, the federal government is offering an insurance plan for people who have been denied private insurance due to a pre-existing medical condition. Most states will soon follow with plans of their
On October 8, 2010, President Obama signed the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act into law. The law guarantees those with visual and hearing impairments easy access to communications technologies like the Internet and television.
The U. S. Supreme Court recently upheld the majority of the Affordable Care Act, also known as universal health care or Obamacare, but the court's decision leaves the future of Medicaid coverage for the very poor in doubt.
Many Medicare beneficiaries buy a supplemental health insurance policy, called a "Medigap" policy, but the rules barring discrimination against applicants with pre-existing conditions do not apply to people with disabilities who are not yet 65 years old.
A new program put together by the Republican office of the House Administration Committee and George Mason University places students with special needs in internships on Capitol Hill.