Policy Updates

Affordable Care Act Marketplace Stabilization Rules (3)

AAHD has joined the “I Am Essential” Coalition in suggesting enrollee protections in the ACA marketplace rules. The March 7 letter is here: PDF.

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Affordable Care Act Marketplace Stabilization Rules (2)

Available here are the March 7 Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) comments to CMS suggesting enrollee protections in ACA marketplaces.

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Affordable Care Act Marketplace Stabilization Rules

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have submitted comments to CMS suggesting enrollee protections in ACA marketplaces. The March 6 letter is here. The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (Task Force on Health) comments were based on the AAHD-Lakeshore comments. We will share the final CCD comments when available.

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CCD Health Care/Medicaid Action Alert

Congress has begun considering replacements for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities has issued an action alert, encouraging individuals to contact Congress and their governors about protecting Medicaid and the protections found in the ACA which benefit people with disabilities. That action alert is here: PDF.

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House Leadership Release Affordable Care Act Repeal and Replace Legislation

Available here are the March 6 House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Committee on Ways and Means legislative text and section-by-section analysis: House Energy & Commerce-American Health Care Act ; House Energy & Commerce -section by section American Health Care Act; House Ways & Means -American Health Care Act; and House Ways & Means -section by section American Health […]

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Medicare Outpatient Therapy Caps

AAHD has joined the Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation advocating the elimination of Medicare outpatient therapy caps. The March 6 CPR letter is here: PDF.

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Maintaining the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF)

AAHD has joined over 500 organizations, led by the Trust for America’s Health, asking the President to maintain the PPHF. The March 3 letter is here: PDF.

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Habilitation and Rehabilitation as Affordable Care Act (ACA) Essential Health Services

AAHD has joined the Habilitation Benefits Coalition is advocating retention of the ACA essential benefits of habilitation and rehabilitation. The March 3 letter is here: PDF.

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Mental Health Community Declares Absolute Importance of Medicaid

AAHD has joined the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) writing Congress on the importance of Medicaid. The March 2 MHLG letter is here: PDF.

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Aging and Disability Communities Declare Absolute Importance of Medicaid

AAHD has joined multiple aging and disability organizations writing every member of Congress declaring the absolute importance of Medicaid. The effort was lead by the Center for Medicare Advocacy. The March 3 letter is here: PDF.

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