Policy Updates

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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Congressional Tax Reform Proposals To Modify Income Tax Medical Deduction (4)

AAHD has joined an AARP led coalition supporting Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) amendment to maintain the income tax medical deduction. The November 30 letter is here: PDF.

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Legislation Promotes Wellness and Prevention – S. 2164

AAHD has joined a Healthcare Leadership Council led coalition of 120 organizations supporting the Preventive Health Savings Act. The November 28 coalition letter of support 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 (3)

The National Health Council (AAHD is a NHC member) has released a talking points statement to oppose the Senate tax legislation. The November 29 NHC statement is here: PDF.

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Protecting the Prevention & Public Health Fund (PPHF)

AAHD has joined a coalition led by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) requesting the Senate Finance and HELP committees to “not” reauthorize existing public health programs using PPHF dollars. The November 29 letter 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 (2)

AAHD has joined 40 national organizations, led by Center for Medicare Advocacy, Medicare Rights Center, and Justice in Aging, expressing opposition to Senate tax reform proposals. The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities leadership (AAHD is a CCD member) has released a statement of 5 reasons to oppose the Senate tax legislation. The November 27 Medicare […]

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ACA Benefits and Payment Rule – Essential Health Benefits (3)

AAHD has joined over 100 organizations, led by Families USA and National Health Law Project, submitting comments to CMS on ACA draft benefits and payments. Included here are the November 27 comments: PDF.

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