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Policy Brief

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University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies

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Publication Date

5-2020

Abstract/ Summary

Protecting health coverage and access to care for children with disabilities and special needs must be a priority for our nation, states, and communities. Medicaid provides coverage for almost half of all children with disabilities and other special health care needs and is the sole coverage for almost one third of these children. Before the COVID-19 crisis, national policy discussions explored alternate models for health coverage, including Medicaid block grants or waivers, and public options such as “Medicare for All” proposals. Many groups are concerned that shifts in Medicaid will result in many children and families losing coverage, which would be especially detrimental to children with disabilities and special health care needs.

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2019-2020 Cohort of New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) Program Trainees. (2020, March). Protect Medicaid coverage for children with disabilities and special health care needs. (PDF). [Policy Brief]. Durham: University of New Hampshire; Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.

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