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February 22, 2012 
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State To Decide on Multi-Billion Dollar Contract

Deb Fournier, NH Fiscal Policy Institute, discusses the managed care contract. http://concord-nh.patch.com/blog_posts/state-to-decide-on-multi-billion-dollar-contract

 

NH in denial over mental health suit

Editorial in the Nashua Telegraph: http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinioneditorials/950665-263/nh-in-denial-over-mental-health-suit.html

 

NH is now counting SSI as income in calculating welfare benefits

From Boston.com: NH joins Idaho in new welfare limits for disabled

http://articles.boston.com/2012-02-19/news/31077756_1_ssi-income-supplemental-security-income-monthly-ssi-check

 

A shift to managed care has some Medicaid beneficiaries worried

Keene Sentinel editorial:

http://www.sentinelsource.com/opinion/editorial/a-shift-to-managed-care-has-some-medicaid-beneficiaries-worried/article_1969d5a0-7603-51ba-b29a-b7eb0ca4e0f8.html

 

ADA, employment, and high school diplomas

If you can't get a high school diploma due to a disability, you may still be able to get the job. From the EEOC: "Under the ADA, a qualification standard, test, or other selection criterion, such as a high school diploma requirement, that screens out an individual or a class of individuals on the basis of a disability must be job related for the position in question and consistent with business necessity. A qualification standard is job related and consistent with business necessity if it accurately measures the ability to perform the job's essential functions (i.e. its fundamental duties). Even where a challenged qualification standard, test, or other selection criterion is job related and consistent with business necessity, if it screens out an individual on the basis of disability, an employer must also demonstrate that the standard or criterion cannot be met, and the job cannot be performed, with a reasonable accommodation."

http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/foia/letters/2011/ada_qualification_standards.html

http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk_high_school_ada.cfm

 

Study: Many Adults With Disabilities Do Nothing All Day

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2012/02/15/study-adults-do-nothing/14994/

 

Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Likely More Common Than Previously Thought

From the Mayo Clinic: http://www.newswise.com/articles/traumatic-brain-injuries-are-likely-more-common-than-previously-thought

 

 

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