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Re: Request for Ideas: Health and Wellness Products and Services for Disabled Users

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From: Sailesh Panchang
Date: Apr 27, 2012 1:03PM


Elle,
Para-transit services are subsidized so that elderly / users with
disabilities can commute to work or for medical appointments.
Perhaps health insurance companies should bear some of the cost of
trips provided by paratransit services for to and fro medical
appointments covered by their plans / Medicare / Medicaid. This will
help to take the load off the paratransit services a bit. Or cover the
copay so that riders can use the service without a charge when they go
to and fro for med. appointments.
For starters (pilot project) consider covering only individuals who
have to go for dialysis every few days.
Sailesh Panchang

On 4/26/12, Elle < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Thanks, Ryan, and thank you to those who have replied privately (always
> welcome).
>
>
> Cheers,
> Elle
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM, Ryan E. Benson
> < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:
>
>> Elle,
>>
>> There's a site I used to recommend, but I am drawing a blank, Enable
>> Mart (http://www.enablemart.com/) is a similar site. You can maybe use
>> that for ideas?
>>
>> --
>> Ryan E. Benson
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 3:08 PM, Elle < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> > All:
>> >
>> > As some of you know, I work for a large health insurance company.
>> Recently,
>> > our product team sent out an internal request for ideas to improve our
>> > overall products and services that we offer to our members in the
>> future. I
>> > loved that they chose to crowd source this, and I decided that I should
>> do
>> > likewise and ask the WebAIM list the same question. I'll take your
>> > ideas
>> > and incorporate them into a submission on behalf of the accessibility
>> team
>> > for their 2013 product planning sessions.
>> >
>> > What innovative products or services could a health and wellness
>> > company
>> > offer to disabled users to make life easier?
>> >
>> >
>> > I really appreciate any feedback you give.
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Elle
>> > ** <http://twitter.com/search?q=%23a11y>;
>> > >> > >> > >> >> >> >>
>
>
>
> --
> If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the people to gather wood,
> divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast
> and endless sea.
> - Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
> > > >