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  • Military Health Care Programs (e.g., TRICARE) are provided to military personnel, retirees and their dependents and are administered by the Department of Defense.
  • A Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plan is one that is offered to civilian federal employees and is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
  • A State Employee Health Benefit Plan is one that is offered to state employees and is administered by a state agency.

The Affordable Care Act – also known as health reform or “Obamacare” – was signed into law on March 23, 2010. The health reform law is expected to affect millions of Americans, including the autism community. Health insurance is complicated but Autism Speaks wants to help you make sense of new changes under health reform.

The Affordable Care Act – also known as health reform or “Obamacare” – has ushered in significant changes for millions of Americans, including individuals with autism and their families and caretakers. Why does health reform matter for the autism community?

The Affordable Care Act – also known as health reform or “Obamacare” – introduces significant changes to public and private health insurance. In this resource, we highlight the key changes under health reform.

These changes include new insurance reforms, Health Insurance Marketplaces, Medicaid expansion, and a penalty for being uninsured.

Key panel recommends including ABA through its Affordable Care Act plans
March 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2013) -- The District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority has recommended that coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) be required in the new health plans created later this year under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The recommendation now requires only the approval of the District Council.