Medicaid is the nation's primary way of financing and delivering community-based health and long-term services to children and adults with disabilities.  It is the nation's largest health care program, and serves nearly 60 million low-income Americans, including an estimated 9.9 million people with disabilities.  AUCD advocates for the maintenance of the individual entitlement to a full range of Medicaid health and long-term supports and services for all eligible children and adults with disabilities.





Five States Awarded Disability and Health Program Value Opportunity through AUCD-CDC Partnership

AUCD is partnering with CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities to subcontract with 5 states to access Medicaid data and perform analyses to enhance understanding of the impact and value of state-based Disability and Health Grantee efforts.



  • Community Integration Act

    A bill to reverse the institutional bias in Medicaid and ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries have an opportunity to receive care in a home and community-based setting.





Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Programs: 2011 Data Update

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This Kaiser Family Foundation report summarizes the key national trends to emerge from the latest (2011) participant and expenditure data for the three main Medicaid HCBS programs: the mandatory home health services state plan benefit, the optional personal care services state plan benefit, and optional 1915(c) HCBS waivers. It also briefly discusses the provision of Medicaid HCBS through 1115 demonstration waivers and highlights findings from a 2013 survey of Medicaid HCBS participant eligibility, enrollment, and provider reimbursement policies.



HCBS Advocacy Site - Updated Regularly

A project of the National DD Network Partners to inform and support stakeholders in the implementation of the HCBS Settings Regulation.



Materials from SABE Presentation on Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

Resources from AUCD's presentation at the Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered conference.


Related Links



Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured

The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured provides information and analysis on health care coverage and access for the low-income population, with a special focus on Medicaid's role and coverage of the uninsured.



Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Information on CMS programs

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Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

This edition of In Brief reports on the State of the Union address, employment and pay disparities for people with disabilities, Senator Alexander's update to No Child Left Behind, a proposed balanced budget constitutional amendment, and Senate hearings for the President's nominee to be Attorney General

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