Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Access Disparities

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Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL)

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The presenter discusses how the ACA affected health coverage, health care access, and health care costs for working age adults (18-64) with disabilities. The first part of the presentation compares coverage, access and utilization trends for adults with and without disabilities. The second part uses recent national survey data to explore continuing disparities in cost and utilization of health services. The final part identifies emerging health policy issues like Medicaid Block Grants, Work Requirements, and changing regulations for private insurance, and how they may impact the lives of working-age adults with disabilities.

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This webinar is sponsored by the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL). Visit the CHRIL website at THE CHRIL is led by Washington State University with partners at the University of Kansas, George Mason University and ILRU.