Education Week: Health-Care Ruling Affects Students, Adults With Disabilities

In particular for families of children with disabilities, Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the Affordable Care Act may come as a huge relief.

Other government health insurance programs, including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, have filled some of the gaps in health insurance coverage for people with disabilities before the health care law, but they didn’t go far enough.

Dr. Paul Lipkin, who works with children who have developmental disorders, and has also worked closely with children with cerebral palsy and premature infants, said these families may be especially grateful for some of the law’s provisions.

For one thing, the law removes lifetime limits on coverage that many insurance companies now pose.

via Health-Care Ruling Affects Students, Adults With Disabilities.

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