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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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Category: Medical Assistance/Social Security

Health Care for Adults with Disabilities

This resources talks about tips for primary care physicians & nurses when working with individuals with disabilities in a health care setting.

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Health Care for Immigrants (PHLP)

U.S. born citizens, naturalized citizens, legal permanent residents (LPR), and numerous other “qualified” immigrant statuses are all eligible for full Medical Assistance.

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Health Insurance Helplines

This is a list of organizations that can help you if you’re looking for health insurance, including Medicaid. These organizations can help you with the process and answer your questions. Some of the organizations can even help you apply!

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Health Insurance Marketplace

A resource available to individuals, families, and small businesses to learn about their health insurance coverage options.

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Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Program

MHAPA, a nonprofit organization that reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Commonwealth, works on behalf of the mental health of its citizens, instilling principles that facilitate recovery and resiliency of individuals and their families, through advocacy, education, and public policy.

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Health Insurance Marketplaces and Autism

Depending on where you live, certain services for individuals with autism and health care options will differ. Autism Speaks provides resources to help navigate what services are available to whom.

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Medical Assistance

Medical Assistance has the greatest coverage of medical and mental health services for persons under 18. It is the ONLY insurance that always covers Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS). Medical Assistance can be a child’s only insurance or it can be used with another insurance plan.

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Medical Assistance (MA) Application

Medical Assistance, also known as Medicaid, and sometimes referred to as MA, pays for health care services for eligible individuals. There are a couple of different ways to apply for Medical Assistance, please choose the option that suits you. If you do not know if you are eligible, you may still apply.

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Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD)

Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (also called “MAWD”) is a state health insurance program for individuals who have chronic health problems and are working. MAWD is often a good option for individuals who have too much income to qualify for other categories of Medical Assistance (MA) but who nonetheless need health insurance. MAWD provides comprehensive health insurance coverage and, compared to other MA programs, MAWD has high income and resource limits. It also has flexible work and disability requirements. This guide explains each MAWD eligibility requirement in depth, and tells you how to apply.

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Medical Assistance in PA

Medical Assistance (also known as Medicaid) is a public insurance system with eligibility mainly based on income.

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