Medicare is the federal health insurance program covering about 6 million people un age 65 with permanent disabilities. People under 65 who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments generally become eligible for Medicare after a two-year waiting period.
Information compiled by Parent to Parent of NYS to assist families in understanding health insurance terminology and make decisions regarding their helath insurance.
The Autism Insurance Information discussion group has been developed for discussions regarding medical insurance coverage for Autism.
The purpose is information sharing, ideas on working with the system of insurance provisions and ways of ensuring coverage is provided according to the laws that govern Insurance, Medicaid and Tricare. Within the Autism Community there is a wealth of information, experience and resources to address these issues, however there has not been a single source that is accessible for that information. This board is a place to bridge the gap, by providing a forum of sharing and collaboration. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/autism_insurance_information/