Tag Archives: ACA

A Delay is Good, but the Fight for Healthcare is Not Over

June 28, 2017
DREDF is grateful to the thousands of disabled Americans who have visited the offices of elected officials in recent weeks either by demonstrating or by meeting with staff, and for those who have called, emailed, tweeted, and shared Facebook messages with your Senators and Representatives.

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Take Action! The AHCA is a Very Bad Idea for People with Disabilities

March 22, 2017
The AHCA will place the lives of children and adults with disabilities at risk.
Medicaid home and community-based services make it possible for Alana Theriault to work, live in her own home with her partner, spend time with friends, and be active in her community. If the American Health Care Act passes, all of that is at risk. Her life could be at risk.

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Fight Secret Efforts to Slash Medicaid Funding and Repeal the Affordable Care Act

March 3, 2017
We are at a critical juncture in Congress' attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and dramatically undermine Medicaid by changing its financing to a block grant or per capita cap. Yesterday we learned from several sources of a secret plan that only let Republican members and staffers may view in a "dedicated reading room."

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Do More Than Worry About Disability Rights — Fuel Our Fight This #GivingTuesday

November 29, 2016
In case you have not heard, #GivingTuesday is an annual global day of giving that celebrates generosity and kindness.
As disability civil rights advocates — and people with disabilities — we remain profoundly worried about health care and education (among other issues). We know you are, too.

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DREDF Comments on Proposed Rule – Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

January 30, 2016
DREDF opposes the proposed rule as a clear erosion of GINA's protections against disclosure of disability-related information by employees and their family members. The Commission's proposed rule disregards the plain language and stated purpose of GINA, recorded in Congressional history and statements, and the regulations already that the EEOC has already promulgated under GINA. Ultimately, a weakened GINA rule, in concert with the expanding promulgation of untested employer wellness programs, will easily and inevitably lead to adverse employment decisions based on fears about the cost of insuring an employer and his or her dependents.

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Affordable Care Act Section 1557 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

November 13, 2015
DREDF submitted comments on proposed regulations issued under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, on non-discrimination in federally funded and federally conducted healthcare activities and programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and the federal and state marketplaces.

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Comments on Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020

February 6, 2015
DREDF commented on the urgent need to track disability status, specific functional impairment, and reasonable accommodation or policy modifications needed as a first critical step needed to measure and understand the health disparities experienced by people with disabilities.

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Comments on Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016

December 26, 2014
DREDF submitted comments on HHS proposed rules affecting implementation of portions of the Affordable Care Act that directly affect people with disabilities. In addition to supporting comments submitted by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we urged HHS to issue comprehensive language access standards and technical support for navigator and non-navigator assistance personnel to ensure that people with communication disabilities have equal access to the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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New Guide to Disability for Healthcare Marketplace Navigators

January 9, 2014
The Guide to Disability for Healthcare Insurance Marketplace Navigators, written by DREDF's Mary Lou Breslin and Silvia Yee, is now available (free registration required). The Guide builds the ACA marketplace navigators' disability literacy so that they provide accommodation and support, correctly identify issues, and give accurate information.

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