By Eric Whitney, Kaiser Health News
We’ve heard a lot about how Obamacare will allow “apples-to-apples” comparisons of health plans. The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to meet what are called essential health benefits which outline what health insurance companies must now cover. But there’s a catch: Insurance firms still have some wiggle room as to specific therapies they’ll cover within some of those essential health benefits categories. And the way insurers interpret the rules could turn out to be a big deal for people with disabilities who need ongoing therapy to improve their day-to-day lives.
It’s amazing technology, and Vernon gets a lot more out of it with help from speech-language pathologist Jill Tullman.
“Now Bryce, I want to show you this super cool random button I think you’re going to love,” Tullman tells him during a therapy session at a special camp for young people who use the technology. Vernon’s parents paid out-of-pocket for him to attend the camp. Continue reading