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Private Insurance

  • Kaiser-Permanente HMO Settles Landmark Agreement
    Settlement Agreement
    The nation's largest nonprofit H.M.O. agreed in April 2001 to revamp all its California health centers and policies to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the full range of health care. The agreement, filed in 2000 against the HMO, will settle a class-action lawsuit, the first of its kind in the nation, on behalf of all its California members with disabilities. The lawsuit argued that Kaiser discriminated against patients with disabilities by giving them inferior medical care. Part of the problem, the lawsuit said, is inaccessible medical equipment, like examination tables that do not lower and scales and mammography machines that cannot be used by people in wheelchairs.

  • A Progressive Path Toward Universal Health Coverage
    In this paper, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) sketches a plan to give all Americans access to health insurance and medical care. The proposal uses government financing and oversight to ensure affordability and access, but it relies on private markets and competition to spark innovation and restrain costs. The proposal is designed to appeal to both sides of the closely divided political spectrum.
    Press Release on this PPI Paper

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The National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership is a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Education and RESNA. The grant (Grant #H224B050003; CFDA 84.224B) is funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended and administered by the Rehabilitation Services Administration, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education.

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