VOTE ON GRAHAM-CASSIDY EXPECTED NEXT WEEK
Next week the Senate plans to vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill, which is the latest attempt to repeal and the replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We have updated our blog post to provide more detail on the bill and include even more links to statements from organizations opposing Graham-Cassidy.
AAHD opposes the Graham-Cassidy bill. If you’re interested in our advocacy efforts around the ACA repeal, then check out our Action Alert from earlier this week. Previously, we did an analysis on our blog of the earlier versions of ACA repeal and replace in the House and Senate. You can also view the NDNRC statement on health reform which we released after the election last November which includes the provisions of the ACA which we believe are vital to people with disabilities. In the statement entitled “Preserve the Protections Provided by the Affordable Care Act,” we call on Congress and the Administration to protect provisions in the ACA which have benefited people with disabilities.
The Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities has also prepared a #SaveMedicaid Toolkit which has a calendar of events with advocacy opportunities over the next week as well as instructions for how to best use social media along with sample tweets to help #SaveMedicaid.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has released two new briefs analyzing the Graham-Cassidy bill. These briefs look at the massive change that Graham-Cassidy would make to the Medicaid program and the effect it would have on the federal government’s contribution in each state. Links to download these briefs can be found in our news item.
A new report from Avalere looks at the effect that the Graham-Cassidy bill would have on the funding each state receives from the federal government. To read more about this report or to download a copy, check out our news item.
A new fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation takes a look at the uninsured population. To read more on “Key Facts about the Uninsured Population,” check out our news item.
Join the NASUAD Disability Business Acumen Center on September 27, 2017 from 12:30-1:30 PM ET as they present a webinar entitled “Business Acumen: Tools to help you succeed!” with the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) and the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL). This webinar will describe tools and resources to help Community Based Organizations prepare for new payer relationships.
The University of Washington, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability, Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) has a fact sheet on Employment Concerns for People with Disabilities.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) which work to increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA marketplace. You can find a COC, on the COC page of our website.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.