Health Care

 

AUCD works on all of the issues encompassed in the very broad term "health care" for people with disabilities. Specific emphasis is placed on a community rather than institutional bias in affordable, equal access to health care. This includes private health insurance, public programs such as Medicaid and Medicare, managed care, as well as quality assurance and consumer education protections.

Health Reform Hub

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).

 
 

Resources

 

7/1/2016

Friends of NICHD: Research Into Zika, Pregnancy and Child Health

On June 28, 2016, the Friends of NICHD hosted an event on Capitol Hill about biomedical research into the implications of the Zika virus for maternal and child health. Dr. John Columbo, Director of the fe Span Institute at the University of Kansas and a leader of the IDDRC network, presented on prenatal nutrition and early childhood development.

 
 

2/12/2015

CCD Letter to President Obama on Wellness Programs

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.

pdf File CCD wellness letter.pdf [download]
 
 

9/11/2014

Letter to CMS regarding Medicare Coverage of Speech Generating Devices

Over 50 members of Congress sent this letter to CMS asking for information on a coverage decision related to Speech Generating Devices.

 
 
 

Letters

 

8/22/2016

AUCD signed onto a Letter in Support of the BENES Act

AUCD signed onto a letter in support of the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act, which requires that a notice explaining Part B enrollment rules be mailed to all individuals who are transitioning into Medicare or nearing eligibility.

 
 

8/22/2016

AUCD signed onto a Letter in Support of the RAISE Act

AUCD signed onto a letter in support of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, which would implement the federal Commission on Long-Term Care's recommendation to create a national strategy to support family caregivers.

 
 

7/6/2016

AUCD signed onto a Letter in Support of the Credit for Caring Act of 2016

AUCD signed onto a letter in support of the Credit for Caring Act of 2016, which amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by adding a nonrefundable tax credit for working family caregivers.

 
 
 

Related Links

 

Health Reform GPS

A project of the George Washington University Hirsch Health Law and Policy Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This website provides detailed analysis and commentary on health reform implementation updates including regulatory decisions.

 
 

Families USA: Health Reform Central

Families USA explains key implementation developments

 
 

The Catalyst Center: A Catalyst for Change

The Catalyst Center is a national center dedicated to improving health care insurance and financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

Health reform information focused on children and youth with special health care needs.

 
 

Advance Class Website

A national advocacy organization dedicated the implementation of a strong and vital long-term services and supports program.
 
 

CCD Health Task Force

 
 

The Alliance for Health Reform

Find resources and view archived briefings on health care reform and related topics.

 
 

National Institutes of Health

 
 

Coalition for Health Funding

AUCD is a member of the CHF, the oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health investments.