Policy Updates

Opposition To Congressional Tax Reform Proposals To Modify Income Tax Medical Deduction, Terminate ACA Individual Mandate, Stress Medicare & Medicaid Funding (7)

AAHD has joined 50 organizations, led by the Center for Medicare Advocacy-Medicare Rights Center-Justice in Aging, opposing provisions in the Congressional tax legislation.  Available here are the December 15 letters to the House & Senate.

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Opposition To Congressional Tax Reform Proposals To Modify Income Tax Medical Deduction, Terminate ACA Individual Mandate, Stress Medicare & Medicaid Funding (6)

AAHD is a member of the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) and joined the coalition opposing provisions in the Congressional tax legislation. The December 7 letter to the House & Senate conferees is here: PDF.

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Opposition To Congressional Tax Reform Proposals To Modify Income Tax Medical Deduction, Terminate ACA Individual Mandate, Stress Medicare & Medicaid Funding (5)

AAHD is a member of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and joined the coalition opposing provisions in the Congressional tax legislation. The December 13 letters to the House & Senate conferees are here: House; .Senate

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Opposition To Congressional Tax Reform Proposals To Modify Income Tax Medical Deduction, Terminate ACA Individual Mandate, Stress Medicare & Medicaid Funding (4)

AAHD has joined a coalition led by Trust for America’s Health opposing provisions in the Congressional tax legislation which undermine public health. The December 8 letter to the House-Senate conferees is here: PDF.

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Congressional Tax Reform Proposals To Modify Income Tax Medical Deduction (6)

AAHD has joined an AARP led coalition supporting maintenance of the federal income tax medical deduction. The December 8 coalition letter to House and Senate tax legislation conferees is here: PDF.

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Medicare State Health Insurance Program Continuity

AAHD has joined 82 organizations, led by the National Council on Aging, asking Congress to continue the Medicare SHIP program. The December 7 letter is here: PDF.

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Congressional Tax Reform Proposals To Modify Income Tax Medical Deduction (5)

AAHD has joined an AARP led coalition of 54 organizations supporting maintenance of a federal income tax medical deduction. The December 7 Politico advertisement is here: PDF.

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ACA Benefits and Payment Rule – Essential Health Benefits (4)

The Coalition for Whole Health submitted comments to CMS on ACA payment and benefit rules. AAHD is a CWH member. Included here are the November 27 CWH comments .

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Adequately Funding CDC (2)

AAHD has joined 153 organizations through the CDC Coalition, led by the American Public Health Association, asking Congress to adequately fund CDC. The December 4 letters to the House and Senate are here: House; Senate .

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Adequately Funding CDC, Including the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

AAHD has joined 86 organizations, led by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and American Public Health Association, asking Congress to adequately fund CDC, including its chronic disease center. The December 1 letter is here: PDF.

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