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Health: Access to Care


About DREDF's Healthcare Work

We advocate for state and federal laws and policies aimed at eliminating the complex barriers people with disabilities experience when they try to access healthcare. We also conduct research, author journal articles, comment on Federal healthcare regulations, train Medicaid health insurers, develop model policies for accommodating people with disabilities in medical settings, and build alliances with like–minded colleagues in the health policy and aging fields.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA)


A New Video Advocacy Tool in Our Campaign for Disability Healthcare Justice

HEALTHCARE STORIES are free, downloadable short videos that illustrate as no policy paper can, the obstacles and barriers that still stand in the way of getting appropriate health care for many people with disabilities.

California Legislation and Health Care Policy

  • DREDF and the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) presented the webinar, "Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) BASICS: Preparing for Changes." This webinar provided an overview of California's plan to enroll seniors and people with disabilities who have both Medicare and Medi–Cal into managed care and integrate Long–Term Services and Supports (LTSS). June 20, 2013

Selected Articles and Publications

Other Recommended Readings and Resources


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