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Monday, August 19, 2013

It's Complicated: Obamacare's Choices for People with Disabilities

Thought of as safety-net for those injured workers who are caught in disputed litigation over workers' compensation benefits, Obamacare option will provide a complicated insurance program with multiple offerings.

"The Affordable Care Act has set new standards — called essential health benefits — outlining what health insurance companies must now cover. But there's a catch: Insurance firms can still pick and choose to some degree which specific therapies they'll cover within some categories of benefit. And the way insurers interpret the rules could turn out to be a big deal for people with disabilities who need ongoing therapy to improve their day-to-day lives.

Read "Obamacare Presents Complex Choices For People With Disabilities"a recent article collaborated by NPR, Colorado Public Radio and Kaiser Health News.

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