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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
1825 K Street, NW, Ste. 1200
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-2229 phone
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Email: Info@c-c-d.org

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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 Statement on the AHCA Cancelled Vote
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is relieved and pleased that the House of Representatives cancelled the vote on the American Health Care Act,” said Kim Musheno, CCD Chair. “This bill would have resulted in millions of people with disabilities losing access to comprehensive, affordable and accessible health care, as well as critical Medicaid services that help them live and participate in the community.
(March 25,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD responds to American Health Care Act Manager’s Amendment
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities remains extremely concerned about the American Health Care Act. The Medicaid per capita caps in the original bill put home and community-based services (HCBS) for people with disabilities at serious risk of major cuts or even elimination, as the CBO noted. The recent manager’s amendment does not resolve these concerns, and in fact, likely exacerbates them. 
(March 22,  2017)
Health Task Force
CCD weighs in on the American Health Care Act advancing in the House of Representatives repeal and replace bill
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and other national organizations write in response to the American Health Care Act. Despite the extremely limited time for review, we have serious concerns about many parts of this legislation and urge members to oppose it.
(March 17,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD responds to CBO score of the American Health Care Act
The Congressional Budget Office’s score confirms the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’ concern that the American Health Care Act would decimate the Medicaid program and endanger the lives and independence of the more than 10 million people with disabilities who rely on Medicaid. For most people with disabilities, Medicaid is the only source of long-term services and supports.
(March 16,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD #SaveMedicaid social media action toolkit
On March 16 at 10am, let’s all tell Congress that Medicaid cuts and caps are dangerous and unacceptable. Sign up through the Thunderclap program, and it will automatically send this one message through your Twitter and/or Facebook accounts. Collectively the messages will spread across social media and slam the social feeds of your Members of Congress at once, like a virtual clap of thunder.
(March 13,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD raises concerns about the House American Health Care Act which repeals major portions fo the Affordable Care Act and caps and cuts the Medicaid program.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is gravely concerned about the American Health Care Act. This is simply unconscionable to pay for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by cutting services for low income individuals with disabilities, adults, older adults, and children.
(March 8,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD ACTION ALERT: Call Now to Stop Medicaid Cuts and Health Care Repeal
Congress is on a fast track to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to make drastic cuts to the Medicaid program. The level of cuts over time would decimate the Medicaid program.
(March 7,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Medicaid Per Capita Caps and Block Grants: Devastating for People with Disabilities
Establishing funding caps for 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 living with disabilities and, often, their families.
(March 2,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
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. Losing or undermining key enrollee protections or disrupting care would endanger millions of people with disabilities who have gained coverage under the ACA.
(March 2,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Opposes Per Capita Caps that Would Decimate the Medicaid Program
CCD released the following statement expressing our concerns about the House majority leadership’s policy brief on repealing the ACA and helping to pay for it by instituting a Medicaid per capita cap.
(February 21,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
New URGENT CCD Action Alert ACA and Medicaid
The House of Representatives is expected to introduce a bill to cut Medicaid and the ACA on February 27 and to begin committee work immediately. The result would be two major blows to individuals with disabilities. Reach out to your Federal and state legislators and the Governor’s office in your state and tell them that repealing the ACA and replacing it with a plan that CUTS Medicaid is unacceptable.
(February 20,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force 2016 Report_Final
(January 10,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter for Senate on ACA
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), are aware that the 115th Congress is already hard at work on an aggressive calendar for action starting with the Senate Concurrent Budget Resolution released by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Michael Enzi on January 3, 2017.
(January 9,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
2017 - Action Alert on Budget Resolution
CCD is urging its members to tell their Senator to vote no on the budget resolution. The Affordable Care Act provides important access to health care, expansions of long term supports and services, nondiscrimination and health insurance reforms and many other critical provisions.
(January 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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