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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

  • Bethany Lilly
    Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (BCMHL)
    202-467-5730 phone 
    202-223-0409 fax 
    bethanyl@bazelon.org

  • David Machledt
    National Health Law Program (NHELP)
    202-289-7661 phone 
    202-289-7724 fax 
    machledt@healthlaw.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 Disability Principles for Inclusion of Long Term Service and Supports (LTSS) in Universal Health Care
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. This document lays out principles that the undersigned members of CCD believe must be incorporated into any universal or “For All” health care system in the United States.
(August 27,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force responds to the release of the Final Rule on short term health care plans.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force is disappointed that the Administration finalized rules increasing the availability of short-term limited duration (STLD) health plans that do not provide protections for people with pre-existing conditions and opposes the Administration’s ongoing efforts to undermine implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
(August 2,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force provided comments on the questions raised in the HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket (OOP) Costs.
The CCD Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the questions raised in the HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket (OOP) Costs. 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. The health task force is focused on health care policy and the impact on people with disabilities.
(July 16,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Access Rule Comments
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force write in response to the proposed rule, Medicaid Program; Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services—Exemptions for States With High Managed Care Penetration Rates and Rate Reduction Threshold, CMS–2406–P, RIN 0938–AT41. 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 22,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter to CMS on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
The Long-Term Services and Supports, Health and Rights Task Forces of the Consortium for Citizens (CCD) are writing to express our extreme concerns with the lack of timely guidance and official stakeholder input around the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for personal care and home health services. A significant delay in implementation is needed to ensure that the privacy and civil rights of consumers are protected; that the administrative and financial burdens on service providers is neither onerous nor duplicative; and that states are able to design and implement their EVV programs in a thoughtful, deliberative manner.
(May 17,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD SUD IMD Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health, Long-Term Services and Supports, and Rights Task Forces write in opposition to proposals that expands coverage of institutional services in Medicaid without addressing gaps in Medicaid community services. 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 17,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health task force sent recommending Dr. Ayers to serve on the PCORI Board of Governors
On behalf of the Health Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) we are writing in support of the nomination of Dr. Kara Ayers, Associate Director and an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UC UCEDD), to the Board of Governors for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
(May 4,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Comment Letter on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance (RIN 0938-AT48)
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule entitled Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance1 (the Proposed Rule) issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Treasury, and Department of Labor (collectively, “the tri-agencies”). 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.
(April 23,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD has issued a response to the CMS guidance allowing states to impose barriers to Medicaid edibility in the form of work requirements.
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and other supporting organizations write to express our strong opposition to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) January 11, 2017 guidance authorizing states to implement unprecedented work requirements for the Medicaid program, and its subsequent approval of Kentucky’s waiver application seeking to implement work requirements.
(February 7,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Annual Report - Health Task Force
(January 22,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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