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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.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD
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 ]
Medicaid Per Capita Caps and Block Grants: Devastating for People with Disabilities
Capping the Medicaid program would be devastating to people with disabilities. Medicaid provides health care services and long-term services and supports that maintain the health, function, independence, and well-being of 10 million enrollees with disabilities and, often, their families. For many people with disabilities, being able to access timely needed care is a life or death matter. Block grants or per capita caps place arbitrary limits on federal support for Medicaid, limits unrelated to beneficiaries’ actual health care needs.
(May 19,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Regulatory Reform Ad Hoc Task Force
CCD Reg Accountability Act Opposition Letter
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to voice our strong opposition to S. 951, the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) of 2017, and other regulatory reform measures like it.
(May 15,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Health Care Reform Must Help CHAMPVA Beneficiaries
The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a comprehensive health insurance program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services for eligible beneficiaries. Beneficiaries include dependents of veterans with catastrophic service-connected disabilities who are under the age of 23, if enrolled in an accredited school as a full-time student, or under age 18 if not so enrolled.
(May 11,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Re: Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, S. 1028
The undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our support for your bipartisan legislation, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028). We greatly appreciate your leadership in helping our nation’s millions of family caregivers.
(May 10,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force Statement on FY 2017 Omnibus
Washington DC, May 5, 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 pleased with the 2017 Omnibus package signed into law by President Trump today.
(May 5,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to House and Senate appropriations committees urging to continue funding the Legal Services Corporation
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our grave concern about the potential elimination of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). 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.
(May 5,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Statement of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities on Passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
Washington DC, May 4, 2017 - The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), the country’s largest coalition of national disability groups, is gravely concerned about the House of Representative’s passage of the American health Care Act. The AHCA will harm tens of millions in the United States, but especially people with disabilities who will face coverage loss, higher costs, and fewer options.
(May 4,  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.
 
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