The Disability Health & Employment Equity Coalition of Oregon is a group of stakeholders personally invested in the health and prosperity of the disability community. Medicaid and the Americans with Disabilities Act help people with disabilities but create a cycle of poverty and exclusion that contributes to poor health. Through state-level system and policy changes, we strive to create equity in health and employment so the disability community can thrive and prosper in health and wealth.
Allowing people to go back to work without losing their benefits is a critical policy change that we are currently supporting. Medicaid actually agrees with us. Here is a quote from their website.
“Research has shown that the program is not just good for beneficiaries and employers; it is also good policy for Medicaid. An analysis of expenditures and services used showed Medicaid Buy-In participants incurred lower annual Medicaid costs than other adult disabled Medicaid enrollees. In a University of Kansas study, findings indicated Medicaid Buy-In participants had a better quality of life while Medicaid expenditures were less.”
Link to this Medicaid quote
Link to the Kansas study
OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE MEDICAID, HEALTHCARE, AND EMPLOYMENT EQUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN OREGON.