Executive Director Tom Rose offers season’s greetings in our December newsletter.
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.
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.
The Rockwell family knew their daughter, Sarah, needed the round-the-clock care and supervision that only her residential treatment center could provide. But the cost-conscious managed care system wanted to send her home. Learn how Family Voices empowered Sarah’s parents to advocate for an agreement that keeps everyone safe.