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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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TASK FORCES
 

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

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

  ACTIVITIES
Health Task Force
Comments on Proposed Rule: Updating Payment Parameters, Section 1332 Waiver Implementing Regulations, and Improving Health Insurance Markets for 2022 and Beyond
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health Task Force appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule - Updating Payment Parameters, Section 1332 Waiver Implementing Regulations, and Improving Health Insurance Markets for 2022 and Beyond (hereinafter “UPP Rule”).
(July 28,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Letter to Congress on Health Priorities for Recovery from Health and Long-Term Services and Supports Task Forces
The undersigned members of the Health and Long-Term Services and Supports task forces of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to urge Congress to include the $400 billion investment in Medicaid HCBS infrastructure and other critical investments to make health care more accessible and affordable for people with disabilities in the next recovery package.
(June 10,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CHAMPVA Childrens Protection Act Letter of Support from Vets and Health Task Forces to Rep. Brownley
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans Task Force and Health Care Task Force thank you for introducing H.R. 1801, the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) Children’s Care Protection Act. CCD is a coalition of more than 100 national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocates organizations representing the more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(March 29,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CHAMPVA Childrens Protection Act Letter of Support from Vets and Health Task Forces to Sen. Brown
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans Task Force and Health Care Task Force thank you for introducing S. 727, the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) Children’s Care Protection Act. CCD is a coalition of more than 100 national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocates organizations representing the more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(March 29,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Letter to HHS regarding concerns about pending rule and guidance on Disability Discrimination in Health and Human Service Programs or Activities, Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and the Affordable Care Act’s Nondiscrimination Protections
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Health Task Forces write to urge HHS to move forward with rules and guidance on the topics that are the subject of the above-captioned Request for Information, to withdraw and revise the above-captioned proposed rule concerning health privacy rights, and to revisit the above-captioned final rule implementing the Affordable Care Act’s non-discrimination provisions.
(March 2,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
AAPD-CCD letter to Secretary-Designate Becerra with disability health care priorities following up on disability groups' meeting
Thank you for meeting with our organizations to discuss the disability community’s priorities for the Biden Administration. Our nation is currently home to more than 61 million people with disabilities, and this number grows every day. The disability community is incredibly diverse in both identity and experience. Disability is most prevalent in women and in Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
(January 28,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Annual Report - Health Task Force
(January 8,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Joint LTSS and Health Task Force Comments on CMS' COVID-19 Interim Final Rule.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health and Long Term Services and Supports Task Forces appreciate the opportunity to submit comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule “Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency."
(January 4,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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