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.
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).
At least six states commit to including people with disabilities as an explicit target population in all state public health programs
In 2009 the New York State Department of Health Center for Community Health adopted a policy that all public health programs must explicitly include children and adults with disabilities and their families as a target population in health promotion efforts. The Six by '15 Campaign wants six more states will take this step and build a more inclusive public health system by the end of 2015.
Advocates ask CMS for Improvements in Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries
AUCD joins 34 other organizations in letter
In this letter to Melanie Bella, Director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, disability and aging advocates urge for increased transparency, quality measures, readiness review, and continuity of care in demonstrations to integrate care and align financing for those dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual Current Population Survey on September 13. Its data on health insurance shows that the U.S. now has the highest number and percentage of uninsured ever recorded.
AUCD Letter to Representative Lucas regarding the House and Senate Farm Bills and proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
AUCD Letter to Senator Stabenow regarding the House and Senate Farm Bills and proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
AUCD signed onto this letter with a number of self-advocacy and disability advocacy groups in support of the HHS Office of Minority Health's enhancement initiative to ensure that the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care remain current and appropriate.
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 explains key implementation developments
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.
A national advocacy organization dedicated the implementation of a strong and vital long-term services and supports program.
Find resources and view archived briefings on health care reform and related topics.
AUCD is a member of the CHF, the oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health investments.