AAHD Legislative Agenda

The following are the main advocacy priorities for 2018 for the American Association on Health and Disability

  1. Preserve the Protections Provided by the Affordable Care Act. The new administration and the next Congress should ensure that the protections provided by the ACA are preserved. These include:
    • Prohibition against denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions
    • Guaranteed renewability of coverage
    • Prohibition against individual underwriting
    • Essential health benefits required in every qualified health plan
    • Prohibition against lifetime monetary caps
    • Prohibition against discrimination in health programs
    • Extension of the mental health parity to the individual and small group market
    • Medicaid expansion
  2. Expansion of patient/consumer centered health (medical) home
  3. Medicaid Expansion and Home and Community Based Services with an emphasis on community inclusion and accessibility
  4. Self Management and Self Direction in Health Promotion and Wellness
  5. Quality and Performance Measurement, including appropriate self-directed, home and community-based services targeted to persons with disabilities
  6. Support inclusive healthy communities and full accessibility
  7. Reducing health disparities and promoting health and wellness in people with disabilities, including women’s health, access to healthcare providers and health care facilities, and training of health care providers

Reducing health disparities and promoting health and wellness in people with disabilities, including women’s health, access to healthcare providers and health care facilities, and training of health care providersSupport inclusive healthy communities and full accessibility Quality and Performance Measurement, including appropriate self-directed, home and community-based services targeted to persons with disabilitiesSelf Management and Self Direction in Health Promotion and WellnessMedicaid Expansion and Home and Community Based Services with an emphasis on community inclusion and accessibilityExpansion of patient/consumer centered health (medical) home

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