Posted in December 2012

Essential Health Benefits and the Affordable Care Act

Essential Health Benefits and the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act requires that a package of “Essential Health Benefits” (EHB) be covered in all health insurance plans sold in Exchanges and in all non-grandfathered individual and small group policies for plan years beginning in or after 2014. Family Voices has been tracking the development of EHB with concern for how they will affect children with special health care needs. Continue reading

Early Intervention: A stitch in time…

Early Intervention: A stitch in time…

Early Intervention services can help children overcome early delays and improve long-term health outcomes. Yet the National Survey of Children’s Health found that in the past year, 4 in 5 young children did not receive age-appropriate screening for developmental, behavioral, and social risks and delays, leading to missed opportunities for early intervention and advancing school readiness. Continue reading