HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA & THE ADA!!
With the holiday weekend, we are releasing our weekly update a day early. Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!
Also as America celebrates its 239th birthday this weekend, we also want to bring to your attention another big anniversary this month. This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990 and this month will be full of celebrations commemorating the anniversary of this achievement. To follow along in the conversation this month, we encourage you to check out the blog for Disability.gov which has lots of ways to get involved. Click here to access that blog.
As you probably know, last week the Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in King v. Burwell and upheld the subsidies for consumers in the federally facilitated marketplaces (FFMs). You can read our blog post from last week by clicking here. For a more in-depth discussion, we encourage you to check out the analysis from the Commonwealth Fund by clicking here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has funded eleven Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for the second year of enrollment. The COCs will increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA. To find a COC, click here.
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