ERIC Number: ED446402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Youth with Disabilities in Transition: Health Insurance Options and Obstacles. Healthy & Ready To Work (HRTW) Policy Brief.
This paper highlights the public and private health insurance options for young people with disabilities or chronic health conditions including several recent Federal initiatives to increase access to health care for working adults with disabilities. Discussion of public health insurance eligibility and coverage focuses on aspects of Medicaid and Medicare including eligibility for children and adults with disabilities, medically needy children and adults, eligibility through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), SSDI work incentives, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The section on private health insurance explains the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, eligibility for extended coverage through a family health insurance plan, and eligibility for individual coverage. The final section addresses health care implications of federal initiatives for young people with disabilities. These include the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, extending Medicare coverage for SSDI recipients, the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities, the State Partnership Initiative, the Healthy and Ready to Work initiative, Department of Education systems-change projects, and efforts of specific agencies. Appended is a list of acronyms. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Chronic Illness, Disabilities, Eligibility, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Health Insurance, Special Health Problems, Transitional Programs
For full text: http://www.mchbhrtw.org/materials.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Child Health Policy.