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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (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.
 
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Health Task Force
2019 open enrollment
If you're uninsured or looking for more affordable health insurance, the “open enrollment” period is the time to visit healthcare.gov or your state’s marketplace or health insurance exchange. During “open enrollment”, private health insurance options can be reviewed and coverage can be purchased. People with low and moderate incomes may be able to get financial help to pay for health insurance coverage. Assistance to pay for premiums and other cost-sharing may be available for individuals and families, depending on which plan is purchased.
(November 4,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF Feedback on AV Sections
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force is pleased to submit comments in response to the request for feedback on three sections of a bicameral, bipartisan self-driving car bill. 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.
(November 4,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD SNAP Comments on Reopening
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in response to the re-opened notice of proposed rulemaking referenced above. 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.
(November 1,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD comments in response to NHTSA NPRM concerning the minimum sound requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force is pleased to submit comments in response to the National Highway Transportation Safety (NHTSA) NPRM concerning the minimum sound requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles. 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.
(November 1,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF Autonomous Vehicle Legislative Priorities
Nearly 1 in 5 people in the U.S. has a disability (more than 57 million). Significant barriers to accessible, affordable, reliable transportation remain across modes. Many people with disabilities are currently unable to obtain a driver’s license, and cannot afford to purchase an accessible vehicle. In 2017, 3.6 million Americans with a disability reported not leaving their homes. Access to transportation is necessary for people with disabilities to contribute to and participate in their communities, support and spend time with family and friends, and live their lives to the fullest.
(November 1,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD letter on Immigrant Health Insurance Coverage
CCD co-chairs of the Health, Rights, and Long Term Supports and Services Task Forces expressed strong opposition to the October 4, 2019 Presidential Proclamation mandating that visa applicants abroad buy certain approved health insurance and the efforts by the State Department and the Office of Management and Budget to implement the proclamation. The health insurance requirement is arbitrary and discriminatory against people with disabilities and pre-existing conditions.
(October 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD USDOT Access and Mobility Summit Letter 102419 Final (002).pdf
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force co-chairs write to thank you for holding the October 29th Access and Mobility for All Summit. 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.
(October 24,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Comments on HUD Disparate Impact NPRM
Thank you for the opportunity to comment regarding “HUD's Implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard” Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we submit the following response for your consideration.
(October 18,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter HR 3 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute
Thank you for your leadership in addressing rising prescription drug costs. We appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on HR 3. We are writing regarding the proposed amendment to HR 3 and in follow up to our letter of September 24, 2019.
(October 17,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD TI TNC Hearing Letter
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force co-chairs write to thank you for holding the October 16th Subcommittee hearing, titled “Examining the Future of Transportation Network Companies: Challenges and Opportunities”. 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.
(October 15,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD DAC Letter on LongTerm MFP and Spousal
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), the Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC), and other state and national organizations write to urge you to pass a long-term extension of the Money Follows the Person Program (MFP).
(October 10,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education TF Letter IES topics
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working
(October 8,  2019) - 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.
 
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