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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
820 First Street, NE, Ste. 740
Washington, DC 20002
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TASK FORCES
HEALTH
 

Mission

The CCD Health Task Force works on all the issues encompassed in the very broad term "health". Specific emphasis is placed on private health insurance; public programs such as Medicaid and Medicare; managed care, as well as quality assurance and consumer education and protections.

Co-chairs

  • Dania Douglas
    Lutheran Services in America-Disability Network
    202-499-5831 phone 
    DDouglas@lutheranservices.org

  • David Machledt
    National Health Law Program (NHELP)
    202-289-7661 phone 
    202-289-7724 fax 
    machledt@healthlaw.org

  • Rachel Patterson
    Epilepsy Foundation
    301-918-3791 phone
    rpatterson@efa.org

  • Peter Thomas
    Brain Injury Association of America
    202-466-6550 phone 
    202-785-1756 fax 
    peter.thomas@ppsv.com 

  • Julie Ward
    The Arc (DPC)
    202-783-2229 phone
    202-783-8250 fax
    ward@thearc.org

  ACTIVITIES
Health Task Force
Letter re COVID-19 and Disability Discrimination
We write as co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Health Task Forces to urge you to ensure that, if the current pandemic results in government decisions to ration treatment, decisions about how medical treatment should be allocated are made without discriminating based on disability. The 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.
(March 20,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD letter to Secretary Alex Azar
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) strongly condemn the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) new policy inviting states to apply for block grants and per capita caps, as announced in its January 30, 2019 Dear State Medicaid Director Letter.
(March 20,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force NBPP Comments
We, the co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021. 1 (the Proposed Rule). The 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.
(March 2,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Comment on Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force would like to thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation. The undersigned co-chairs of the CCD Health Task Force are seriously concerned that the proposed rule would have a negative impact on states’ ability to finance their Medicaid programs and we strongly recommend that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) withdraw the parts of the proposed rule that would substantively change Medicaid financing mechanisms.
(January 31,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Annual Report - Health Task Force
(January 9,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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