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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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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.


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

  • David Machledt
    National Health Law Program (NHELP)
    202-289-7661 phone 
    202-289-7724 fax

  • Peter Thomas
    Brain Injury Association of America
    202-466-6550 phone 
    202-785-1756 fax 

  • Julie Ward
    The Arc (DPC)
    202-783-2229 phone
    202-783-8250 fax

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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