Letters

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1/24/2011

Letter on National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care

Sign-on letter

AUCD signed onto this letter with a number of self-advocacy and disability advocacy groups in support of the HHS Office of Minority Health's enhancement initiative to ensure that the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care remain current and appropriate.

pdf File CLAS sign-on letter [download]
 
 

1/24/2011

Letter Regarding HIT Quality Measures

Sign-on Letter

AUCD, along with a number of self-advocacy and disability advocacy organizations, signed onto this letter supporting the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee's Measure Concepts with some requested modifications to ensure the quality of care of people with disabilities.

pdf File HIT Quality Measures Sign-on letter [download]
 
 

9/29/2010

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Health Task Force Co-Chairs Letter: High Risk Pools

CCD Comment letter on interim final rules that implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act regarding the pre-existing condition insurance plan program.
pdf File CCD Comments on High Risk Pools 9-28-10.pdf [download]
 
 

7/14/2010

AUCD Sign-on Letter: Senate and House Appropriations Committee Letter on Data Collection to Address Disparities

Letter regarding implementation of data collection provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
pdf File Appropriations Request for Data Collection to Address Disparities.pdf [download]
 
 

7/6/2010

GINA sign-on letter to EEOC

AUCD signed on to this letter to the Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission urging the Commission to ensure that final regulations for the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) are strong and consistent with the law's intent.

pdf File GINA sign-on letter [download]
 
 

5/23/2010

AUCD Sign-on Letter: Department of Labor Survey of Employer Provided Coverage

Letter to the Director of the Office of Health Reform urging collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget to make the necessary funds available to the Department of Labor to fulfill implementing the survey of employer-sponsored coverage mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, PL 111-148)

doc File DOL Survey Letter 5.12.10.doc [download]
 
 

3/30/2010

AHIP letter to Secretary Sebelius re children and health reform

The President of America's Health Insurance Plans sent this letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding coverage of children with pre-existing conditions.

pdf File AHIP letter to Sec. Sebelius [download]
 
 

3/18/2010

CCD Health Reform sign-on letter to House of Representatives

AUCD signed on to this letter from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities urging the House of Representatives to pass the Senate-passed health reform bill, H.R. 3590.

pdf File CCD Health Reform letter [download]
 
 

2/25/2010

Coalition for Health Funding Appropriations Letter FY 2011

AUCD signed on to this letter from the Coalition for Health Funding urging Congress to authorize $67.1 billion in FY 2011 for discretionary public health programs.

pdf File F 550 Letter FY 2011 Final.pdf [download]
 
 

2/3/2010

CCD health reform now sign-on letter

AUCD signed on to this letter from the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities, urging Congress to push forward and pass health care reform.

pdf File CCD sign-on ltr health care reform now 1-28-10.pdf [download]
 
 

1/25/2010

Letter to Democratic leaders on autism training provisions in health reform

AUCD sent this letter to House and Senate Democratic leaders urging them to include autism training provisions in the House health reform bill in a final bill.

pdf File AUCD conference ltr on autism provision 1-13-10.pdf [download]
 
 

1/19/2010

CCD Health Reform Conference Letter

AUCD signed on to this Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) letter to House and Senate leaders containing CCD's comprehensive recommendations for a final health reform bill. (sign-ons not included)

pdf File CCD House-Senate Conference Letter (FINAL) 1-8-10.pdf [download]
 
 

1/19/2010

CLASS Act and LTSS sign on letters

AUCD signed on to these letters to Congressional leaders urging the inclusion of the CLASS Act and other Long-term Services and Supports provisions in a final health reform bill.

 
 

1/19/2010

Medicaid Parity Sign-On Letter

AUCD signed on to this letter to secure an extension of the temporary FMAP increase established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

pdf File Medicaid Parity Sign-On Letter to HCR Conferees11910.pdf [download]
 
 

12/23/2009

HIPAA & Employer Wellness Programs sign-on letter

AUCD signed onto this letter representing a large number of organizations who have concerns about provisions in the Senate health reform bill that would codify 2006 regulatory changes to HIPAA.

pdf File HIPAA wellness Sign-On 12-18-09 (FINAL).pdf [download]
 
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