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.
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The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act would allow qualified individuals with disabilities and their families to use tax-preferred savings accounts to develop assets and gain employment and education while maintaining access to Medicaid and Social Security benefits.
This issue brief summarizes the notice of proposed rule-making issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in May of 2012.
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 House and Senate Budget Committee Chairs, Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), have introduced their respective budget resolutions. AUCD urges Congress to work together to undertake balanced deficit reduction that improves our fiscal health while protecting the important programs that serve people with disabilities.
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.