AUCD advocates for a number of legislative issues that are critical to individuals with disabilities and their families. Legislative priority issues are developed bi-annually by the AUCD Legislative Affairs Committee and Board of Directors. Priority issues are based on the Association's vision and mission as well as input from the entire Network, including individuals with disabilities and their families.
Please visit AUCD’s Health Reform Hub, an online gateway designed to provide technical assistance and information about implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
New in Policy
This past week (November 15-18) was the 2015 AUCD Annual Conference, On November 19 a conference committee passed a compromise bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), AUCD signed on to two letters supporting RAISE and Lifespan Respite Reauthorization Act, and more
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (RIN 0945-AA02)
AUCD along with members of the Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) provided comment on the proposed rule Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities to implement section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs or activities.
As the 2015 AUCD Annual Conference approaches swiftly, AUCD has compiled a list of tips that attendees can draw up in order to have a successful meeting with Congressional policymakers during visits to Capitol. The conference runs from November 16-18.
House of Representatives is out for Veterans Day recess, Senate will be in session; Following the Congressional approval of the budget deal reached last week, lawmakers are preparing to write an omnibus bill; Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) won the internal race to be the next chairman of the Ways and Means Committee; Open Enrollment period for 2016 health insurance plans began, and more
AUCD is pleased that members of Congress came together to craft a bipartisan budget compromise that will pave the way for the annual appropriations bills for fiscal year 2016 to be enacted in a way that will promote important investments in our nation's research, education, training and other programs that will positively impact our economy and avoid harmful cuts to people who need them the most.
We commend the negotiators for reaching a deal that provides relief from sequestration and raises the budget caps for discretionary programs in Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities send this letter to President Obama regarding Affordable Care Act wellness programs and protections for workers with disabilities under the ADA.