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Aging Out of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT): Issues for Young Adults with Disabilities

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Author(s): Bob Williams; Jennifer Tolbert

Topic: Health (Health services for the disabled)

Keywords: Disabled; Deficit Reduction Act

Coverage: United States


This issue brief discusses the challenges and implications for young people with disabilities when they become adults and lose their Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefits, and how recent changes to the Deficit Reduction Act give states an opportunity to increase the availability of services that allow young, disabled adults to lead as normal a life as possible as they move into adulthood.


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