Reform laws and health care coverage: Combating exclusion of persons with disabilities

Reginald J Alston, Tyronn Bell, Paul Leung

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The purpose of this article is to illuminate some of the major components of reform law as it applies to health care coverage for persons with disabilities. First, a brief historical context of health care policy as it pertains to persons with disabilities will be presented. Second, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in regard to health care protection for persons with disabilities will be discussed. Third, current reform initiatives designed to ensure coverage for persons with disabilities will be examined. Finally, a model plan for health care reform along with implications for the rehabilitation community will be offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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