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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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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

  • 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
CCD letter to the Senate Finance committee regarding the Prescription Drug Price Relief Act
Thank you for your leadership in addressing rising prescription drug costs. We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health Task Force appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on The Prescription Drug Price Reduction Act (PDPRA) of 2019 and look forward to working with Congress as prescription drug legislation moves forward.
(November 27,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
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 ]
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 ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter on HR 3 the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019
Thank you for your leadership in addressing rising prescription drug costs. We appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on HR 3. 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.
(September 24,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Comment Letter on Medicaid Access Rule
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health and Long Term Supports and Services Task Forces appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule regarding assuring access to covered services in the Medicaid program.
(September 13,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Re: A proposed rule on non-discrimination in health care, related to ACA section 1557.
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. We write to express our opposition to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
(August 13,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Positions on Access to Prescription Drugs
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.
(June 10,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force provides comments on the sale of insurance across state lines request for information.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health Task Force (“CCD HTF”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) request for information (“RFI”) regarding the sale of individual health insurance across state lines. 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 6,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Comments - Rebate Safe Harbor Proposed Rule.pdf
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force and the undersigned organizations appreciate the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule amending the safe harbor regulations to the Federal anti-kickback statute regarding rebates in Medicare and Medicaid.
(April 8,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Disability Principles for Health Care Reform
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. As we begin a new Congress, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force issues these updated principles for health care reform efforts.
(March 27,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
NBPP Comments
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force write in response to the proposed rule, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020. 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.
(February 19,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force comments on the Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage
The CCD Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 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.
(January 25,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Re: Medicaid Managed Care NPRM Comments
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force write in response to the proposed rule, Medicaid Program; Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Managed Care, RIN 0938–AT40, CMS–2408–P. 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.
(January 14,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
2018 CCD Health Task Force Annual Report
(January 11,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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