To increase the coverage of assistive technology through private insurance.
Private Insurance and AT Guide
Statutory Language and Reports
Links to Private Insurance Policy Resources
- National Association of Insurance Commissioners
- National Conference of Insurance Legislators
- National Association for Support of Long-Term Care
- Families USA
- Kaiser-Permanente HMO Settles Landmark 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
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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