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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

  • Natalie Kean
    Justice in Aging
    (202) 621-1038  
    nkean@justiceinaging.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

  • Erin Shea
    Center for Public Representation
    202-455-5829 phone
    eshea@cpr-us.org

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

  ACTIVITIES
Health Task Force
CCD Comments from LTSS and CCD co-chairs on HHS Good guidance proposed reg.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations advocating together 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, the co-chairs of the CCD Health and Long Term Services and Supports Task Forces, thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule.
(September 16,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD OCR Vaccine Allocation Letter
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, the co-chairs of the CCD Health, Long Term Services and Supports, and Rights Task Forces, write to provide input regarding allocation of a potential coronavirus vaccine.
(September 9,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Vaccine Allocation Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine. 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, the co-chairs of the CCD Health, Long Term Services and Supports, and Rights Task Forces, appreciate the opportunity to comment on this important framework.
(September 4,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force Telehealth Principles July 2020
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.
(August 7,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Rights, LTSS and Health TF Letter re Senate COVID Package
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights, Health, and Long-Term Services and Supports Task Forces write to express our strong opposition to the SAFE TO WORK Act and deep concern about critically important measures that are not included in other portions of the Senate’s COVID-19 relief package. 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.
(July 30,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health TF Comment o Medicaid Value-Based Purchasing Arrangements
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, the co-chairs of the CCD Health Task Force thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule. Our comments are limited to the definitions of value-based purchasing arrangements.
(July 20,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force covid package 4 letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force write to underscore our support for urgent legislation to help all Americans, including people with disabilities, to cope with the ongoing risks and ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. A fourth COVID-19 response package is necessary to provide critical resources to the disability community, which has been disproportionately affected by the disease.
(July 6,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Health and LTSS Task Forces Letter of Support for Coronavirus Medicaid Support Act
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) task forces on Health and Long-Term Services and Supports, we write to express our support for the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act (S. 4108)
(July 6,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Co-chairs letter with comments on the OK 1115 proposal
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on Oklahoma’s SoonerCare 2.0 1115 project proposal. 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. For the reasons stated below, we urge HHS not to approve the proposed SoonerCare 2.0 demonstration.
(June 26,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Comments on Coordinating Care From Out-of-State Providers for Children on Medicaid
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) task forces on Health, Education, Long-Term Services and Supports, and Rights, appreciate the opportunity to comment on this Request for Information. 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 3,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD HTF Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D plans Rule 2021 Comments
We, the co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule outlining policy and technical changes for the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and other programs. This letter primarily addresses Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D plans.
(April 6,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
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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