Tag Archives: Action Alert

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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Congressional Budget Office: “Senate health-care bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026”

June 27, 2017
On Monday, June 26, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their assessment of the draft Senate GOP health care bill and the news is as bad as expected. There will be a reduction of $772 billion in federal Medicaid spending, representing a 26% reduction for the program by 2026.

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No Secrets in Healthcare Reform! Demand that the Senate #ShowUsTheBill

June 20, 2017
Senate Republicans are meeting in private to discuss proposed provisions of the AHCA at their caucus lunch from 12:30 to 2 pm Eastern. In a highly controversial and widely criticized move, the Senate has kept details of the bill secret, and indications are that they will not share specifics with the public until just before the vote.

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National Day of Action in Opposition to the American Health Care Act

May 1, 2017
The latest amended attempt to revive the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is worse than the original bill. It will allow states to cut off people with disabilities from the general exchange pool and eliminate consumer protections such as bans on lifetime limits or benefit caps for such vital benefits as prescription drugs, mental health treatment and maternity benefits.

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The ADA Is In Danger And California’s Role is Critical.

April 20, 2017
As many of you know, California law has already been changed to address the business community's concerns. But House bill H.R. 620 goes far beyond current California law, and if passed, would impose far more draconian limitations on our civil rights.

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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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Action Alert! Join us in Opposing the American Health Care Act — Call Congress today!

March 8, 2017
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) was introduced in the House of Representatives on March 6th and will soon be introduced in the Senate. The bill will hurt moderate and low–income people with disabilities and their families on two fronts...

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Action Alert: Call Your Senator to Save Equitable Access Protections for Students with Disabilities!

March 7, 2017
Last week, the House of Representatives voted to overturn the ESSA regulations. As soon as Wednesday, March 8, the Senate is set to vote on the repeal of ESSA regulations. If the regulations are repealed, students with disabilities lose the protections the regulations provide to ensure equitable access to education.

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