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What Providers and Medicaid Policymakers Need to Know About Barriers to Employment for People with Disabilities

Hall, J.P., & Fox, M.H. (2004). What providers and Medicaid policymakers need to know about barriers to employment for people with disabilities. Journal of Health & Social Policy, 19(3), 37-50.

Topic: Health/Employment for People with Disabilities 
Subcategory: Research
Summary: Through interviews with participants in the Kansas Medicaid Buy-In, the authors examined perceived external influences on the decision to acquire or increase employment by people with disabilities. Two major external barriers were identified: physicians, therapists, and caseworkers had frequently discouraged participants from getting jobs; and participants had difficulty accessing adequate and consistent medical care and/or medications through Medicaid.

 

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