Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disorders and Other Disabilities. A. Introduction


In this chapter, we describe provisions of the ACA that extend health insurance coverage and increase access to appropriate services to individuals with disabilities, including psychiatric disorders. The ACA contains a number of provisions that have the potential to impact individuals with disabilities and their ability to seek or maintain employment. We also detail the possible challenges individuals may experience as they transition from Medicaid to other insurance programs when their earnings change--a circumstance that might be expected to affect populations with SMI and other disabilities.

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