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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
Health Task Force
Statement: CCD opposed to the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is strongly opposed to the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act. It is simply unconscionable to restructure and decimate Medicaid, which provides healthcare services and supports that maintain the health, function, independence, and well-being of 10 million enrollees with disabilities and their families. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(June 23,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Fact Sheet on Health Care Reform and Veterans
Today, there are roughly 20 million veterans in the United States. Of those veterans, approximately nine million – along with 708,000 non-veterans covered by various VA benefits – are enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. In addition, over 1.7 million veterans rely on Medicaid, a critical program that provides care and long-term supports for eligible low-income veteran families and veterans with disabilities, among others.
(June 21,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing TF Regulatory Reform
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on “Reducing Regulatory Burden; Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda Under Executive Order 13777” Docket No. FR–6030–N–01, published on May 15, 2017. Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force.
(June 14,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Reject Proposals to Stop Benefits for Outstanding Warrants: Bad Policy Cuts Off Social Security, SSI
Legislative proposals such as H.R. 2792 would bar payment of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to people with an outstanding arrest warrant for an alleged felony or for an alleged violation of probation or parole. This would revive an old, failed policy that had catastrophic effects for many people with disabilities and seniors, employing procedures that did not withstand judicial scrutiny.
(June 12,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
For Immediate Release: Stop Medicaid Cuts and Caps and Protect the Lives of People with Disabilities
June 6, 2017, Washington, DC—Today, Senators Casey, Wyden, Van Hollen, Duckworth and Hassan joined hundreds of advocates, families and providers from across the country to demand that the Senate stop the Medicaid cuts and caps that are currently included in the American Health Care Act (AHCA). In addition to the rally in Washington, DC, there were coordinated events and actions that took place across the country.
(June 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF Statement on Washington Post Series 2nd Article
Washington, DC – Our Social Security system provides basic economic security for us all. Not only does Social Security provide the foundation for a secure retirement, it also insures nearly all American workers and their families against the possibility of a life-changing disability that prevents substantial work and earnings.
(June 5,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Thank you letter re: students with disabilities and IDEA funding
On behalf of the Education Taskforce of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) which represents the over six million students with disabilities who receive services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) across the country, we write to extend our sincere appreciation for your support of students with disabilities.
(May 26,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Statement on FY 2018 President's Budget
Washington DC, May 24, 2017 - The Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations, is extremely disappointed by priorities outlined in the Fiscal Year 2018 full budget released by President Trump yesterday. Titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” this plan cuts over a trillion dollars from programs that support people with disabilities in the community to help pay for tax cuts for those who are already prospering.
(May 24,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
President’s FY 2018 Budget: Devastating Cuts to Social Security
Our Social Security system is a foundation of our nation’s economic security. Nearly all American workers pay in to Social Security and are insured for Social Security Old-Age Insurance, Survivors’ Insurance, and Disability Insurance. Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income program, or SSI, is another core part of this system. SSI provides a basic standard of living for extremely low-income seniors and for children and adults with significant disabilities.
(May 23,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Preserve Supplemental Security Income: Oppose “Sliding Scale” Cuts
As part of our nation’s Social Security system, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides a basic standard of living for about 8.3 million Americans (1.2 million children and 4.8 million adults with significant disabilities; 2.2 million seniors). SSI helps people meet their daily needs, pay for out of pocket medical and disability- related expenses, and avoid extreme hardship and homelessness. All SSI recipients have extremely low incomes and assets. People who qualify due to a disability must also meet Social Security’s stringent national standard.
(May 22,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Letter to the Senate
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), write in response to the House of Representative’s passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). We understand that the Senate will be drafting a separate bill, which may adopt parts of AHCA.
(May 19,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Protect the ACA’s Gains for People with Disabilities
Members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities strongly oppose repealing key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without simultaneously passing a replacement plan that maintains or improves existing coverage, access, and affordability. Unfortunately, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House would abandon or undermine key enrollee protections, and if enacted would endanger millions of people with disabilities who have gained affordable coverage and access to needed services under the ACA.
(May 19,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
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Members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities address a broad range of issues. Most of the public policy work is carried out by task forces. Click on the links below to get information on the activities of any individual task force or to contact co-chairs by email.
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support
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Financial Security
Fiscal Policy
Long Term Services and Supports
Poverty Ad Hoc
Regulatory Reform Ad Hoc
Social Security
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