I will admit, my knowledge on topics like SSI and medicaid is limited but I’m sure that will soon change now that my son’s turned eighteen. Fortunately I have a friend that will help me with SSI but as far as medicaid goes, I still have a ways to go.
Unfortunately this article over at the New York Times was helpful in taking a few baby steps in my education. The article is entitled “A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education” by Erica L. Green. Meanwhile, I need to call my friend.
I will be the first to admit that I know little about Medicaid but I will also say that it’s something I need to learn more about, especially as I research resources for my son and retirement for myself.
That said, I definitely learned something from this article, “Connecticut Moves Away From Private Insurers to Administer Medicaid Program” by Melinda Beck and over at the Wall Street Journal but, unfortunately the link above won’t work unless you have a subscription. It is however, worth the read, so you might go check it out at your local library.
This just in:
Tucked inside a tax bill approved by lawmakers last month is a provision that will permit individuals with disabilities to open new accounts established under the Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act in any state, regardless of where they reside.
In other words:
The change means that people with disabilities across the country will be able to open ABLE accounts when the first state programs are up and running which could happen as soon as February or March, advocates say.
The best part is:
With the new accounts, people with disabilities will for the first time be able to accrue up to $100,000 in savings without losing access to Social Security and other government benefits. Medicaid coverage will remain intact no matter how much money is saved in an individual’s ABLE account.
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not sure what role Medicaid and Medicare will play in my future or my son’s but from what I do know, this sounds like good news. The article is entitled “Changes Recommended For Medicaid Managed Care” By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News via Disability Scoop.