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KZMU News: Wednesday October 2, 2019

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just under 19 percent of people with disabilities are employed, compared with 66 percent of people without disabilities. Policymakers and educators want to change that. Over the past five years, many Utah universities launched programs aimed at preparing young people with disabilities to enter the workforce. While many people without disabilities look to work as a way to gain health insurance benefits, some workers with disabilities worry they may lose health insurance coverage if they start work, or go back to it. As part of their series Diagnosed, our partners at Utah Public Radio have the story.

[Photo: Bryson Carpenter. Credit Joylnne Lyon/Center For Persons with Disabilities]

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