Needs of people with disability

Discuss the needs of people with disability

People with disability need evidence
based educational programs in order to empower the patients on ways to self manage their health
condition. One approach to do so is by advising the patients on the available financial support
systems. In the past, people with disabilities had limited options of medical coverage. The
Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one of the important piece of legislation in supporting people with
special needs. ACA has established provisions that have expanded health insurance coverage for
people with special needs. As of September 2010, insurers should not deny coverage to people
with special needs. The policy ensures that people with special needs get quality and
coordinated care (CDC, 2016).
CDC. (2016). The affordable Care Act Helps people with special needs.
Response to Dane Foster
Hi Foster,
I enjoyed reading your discussion. Research indicates that 56 million people in the USA are
affected by disability. People with disabilities experience disparities in most health indicators
such as mental health, violence, injuries and obesity. People with disabilities rarely get routine
preventive medical care because of limited availability of care, physical barriers, inadequate
healthcare provider’s skills and prohibitive cost. Healthcare providers have a major role to play in
order to improve access to care for people with disabilities. This includes increasing awareness

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of disability issue in order to promote inclusion of disability components and programs at local
level and in national policies. These efforts will promote strategies that will ensure that people
with disabilities remain highly knowledgeable about their health conditions, and the healthcare
providers protect the rights and dignity of the disabled people (World Health Organization,
World Health Organization. (2016). Disability and Health.