Webcast outline, April 24, 2002
Access to Health Care for Women with Disabilities
Margaret A. Nosek, Ph.D. and Carol Howland
2. Financial barriers
- Being single
- Low income
- Lack of health insurance
3. Problems with health insurance
- Needed services, equipment, supplies, and medications denied or not covered
- Inadequate access to specialists
- Inadequate access to knowledgeable primary care providers
4. Environmental inaccessibility
- Low compliance with ADA
- Architectural inaccessibility
- Equipment inaccessibility
5. Recommendations for individuals and ILCs
- Don't take no for an answer!
- Be persistent.
- Alert medical professionals to your needs in advance.
- Be prepared.
- Look up your health problems on the Internet.
- Make a list of questions in advance.
- Be a partner with your health care provider.
- Participate actively in decision-making about your health.
- Ask for clarification if you don't understand the explanation
- Look up issues discussed on the Internet.
- Use this as an opportunity to educate your provider.