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Profiles of Disability: Employment and Health Coverage

This Background Paper presents information on the disabled population, as well as alternative definitions of disability and the resulting impact on population estimates of the disabled population. In addition, this paper presents a profile of non-elderly persons with disabilities, including work status and health insurance coverage, and concludes with a discussion of policy issues related to facilitating participation in the workforce for persons with disabilities and improving access to health insurance coverage.

Background Paper (.pdf)