This week we’re on SCOTUS watch (along with everyone else), as the Supreme Court prepares to issue a decision on federal insurance subsidies. We’re also reading about innovative solutions to accessible housing; breaking the “school-to-prison pipeline”; the anniversaries of the ADA and Olmstead; and recommendations for expanded rehabilitation benefits for older adults.
- Kaiser Health News, along with a number of other outlets – including both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times – are on SCOTUS watch, as the Supreme Court prepares to issue a ruling in the King v. Burwell case. The case will determine whether federal subsidies can continue for insurance in states that did not set up their own health insurance marketplace. Related: The Congressional Budget Office is suggesting full repeal of the Affordable Care Act would add 19 million uninsured and increase the deficit by $137-$353 billion over 10 years.
- HuffPo’s The Blog is featuring Micaela Connery, who – along with the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and the Center for Public Leadership – is exploring innovative solutions to accessible, affordable housing in the community for adults with disabilities transitioning to independence.
- A new National Council on Disability (NCD) report is examining the “school-to-prison pipeline,” finding persistent racial and ethnic disparities in identification, discipline, placement and other key breakdowns within IDEA implementation disproportionately affect students of color with disabilities.
- Justice in Aging is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a new issue brief, sharing five areas of “partnership and progress” between the aging and disability communities. Sidebar: There’s also a call-out on Olmstead.
- U.S. News & World Reports is sharing recent recommendations from the Medicare Payment Advisory Council (MedPAC) that older adults should have easier access to rehabilitation after a hospitalization.
- According to the spring release of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, the U.S. Department of Justice’s proposed website accessibility regulations for public accommodations under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act will not be released until April 2016 – a change from the summer 2015 most had expected. The National Law Review has more.
- The journal Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, published in associated with TASH, is examining the practice of discussing guardianship options and the implications for supported decision making.