Webinar 9/27: Early Findings from Research on the ACA and People with Disabilities

The NIDILRR-funded Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) will present a webinar, Early Findings from the CHRIL, Sept 27th, 3-4pm ET. The webinar will feature early findings from the first year of research on the Affordable Care Act and people with disabilities. The webinar is free and no registration is required.

There will be three components of the webinar:

First, Gil Gimm will answer key research questions about Access to Preventive Services for Working-Age Adults with Mobility Limitations. Dr. Gimm is an associate professor at George Mason University and a co-investigator of the CHRIL. He worked for 5-years at Mathematica Policy Research, the top-funded research group in federal disability policy, including as the project director for the evaluations of the Medicaid Buy-In Program and the Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment.

Next, Elizabeth Wood will share what the CHRIL has discovered about Acute, Chronic, and Current Uninsurance Among Adults with Disabilities Before and After the ACA. Ms. Wood is a research scientist at Washington State University and a research associate with the CHRIL.

Finally, Jean Hall will present important national findings about Medicaid Expansion, Access to Care, and Employment for People with Disabilities. Dr. Hall is a research professor and director of the Institute for Health and Disability Policy at the University of Kansas, as well as a co-investigator of the CHRIL. The moderator for the webinar will be Richard Petty, Director of the National Center for Aging and Disability.

For information on joining the teleconference, captioning, and other accessibility options: http://www.chril.ilru.org/training/early-findings-chril

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