The American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, makes health coverage bought through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) vastly more affordable for millions of Americans, at least for two years.
Nearly a quarter of police shooting victims are mentally ill, according to one study. Growing outrage over these fatal encounters has spurred a variety of potential remedies.
In its first three weeks in office, President Biden’s administration reversed a range of high-profile Trump Administration regulations that affected people with disabilities.
Thanks to legislation enacted at the end of the Trump Administration, people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — will be exempted from SSDI’s five-month waiting period for benefits.
An added benefit to SSDI is health insurance coverage through Medicare. But there is a precarious two-year gap between receiving approval for disability benefits and becoming eligible for Medicare’s insurance coverage.
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued regulations clarifying that people who have to take time off work to care for family members with disabilities may be eligible for the new paid sick leave protections enacted by Congress.