Tag Archives: ACA

Information Regarding Nondiscrimination in Health Programs

September 30, 2013
DREDF and colleagues submit extensive comments to US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination in healthcare. Our comments were endorsed by fifty–seven diverse disability rights, health policy, consumer advocacy, racial and ethnic health disparity, public health, and research organizations nationwide.

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DREDF Comment on ACA Exchange Surveys

August 27, 2013
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) on its proposed Enrollee Satisfaction Surveys on the Health Insurance Marketplace and Qualified Health Plans (QHPs). DREDF is a leading national law and policy center that works to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development. We are committed to eliminating barriers and increasing access to insurance coverage and effective healthcare for people with disabilities, and eliminating persistent health disparities that affect the length and quality of their lives.

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Single Streamlined Insurance Marketplace Application

February 28, 2013
The single streamlined application proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has the potential to remove or ease application and eligibility barriers commonly encountered by people with disabilities, both as consumers of private health insurance and beneficiaries of public programs.

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New Dispatches From the Front Lines of Health Care

February 22, 2013
DREDF is pleased to announce the release of our newest HEALTHCARE STORIES that feature people with developmental disabilities and their families, and an intrepid primary healthcare provider who has defined the field of developmental medicine.

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Eligibility and Enrollment for Exchanges, Medicaid and CHIP

February 21, 2013
DREDF expresses significant concerns and provides extensive comments and recommendations on certain aspects of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed rule regarding Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs, and Exchanges: Essential Health Benefits in Alternative Benefit Plans, Eligibility Notices, Fair Hearing and Appeal Processes for Medicaid and Exchange Eligibility Appeals and Other Provisions Related to Eligibility and Enrollment for Exchanges, Medicaid and CHIP, and Medicaid Premiums and Cost Sharing

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Healthcare Stories Launch

July 2, 2012
We are pleased to announce the launch of HEALTHCARE STORIES – free, downloadable short videos that illustrate as no policy paper can, the obstacles and barriers that still stand in the way of getting appropriate health care for many people with disabilities.

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