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10/30/2018

LTSS as it relates to Medical Expense Deduction

by National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

If Congress ends the Medical Expense Deduction, many Americans paying for Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) costs will not be able to pay for both LTSS and federal income tax at the same time. Raising the standard deduction and lowering rates will not address the issue. Why? Because many chronically ill Americans will pay all of their income towards care, and without the Medical Expense Deduction they could still have a tax liability that they cannot afford to pay.

 
 

1/15/2018

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayContinuing resolution; new guidance on Medicaid work requirmenys; CHIP reauthorization; Social Security Advisory Board; and more

 
 

1/8/2018

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayContinuing Resolution; Taxes and Healthcare; Social Secutiry and Transition-Aged Youth; ESSA; nominations; ADA Guidance; and more

 
 

12/18/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayJoint Tax Bill; Continuing Resolution; CHIP; BENES; PROSPER; Ticket to Work; MFP; and more

 
 

12/12/2017

PROSPER Act Letters - Higher Education Opportunity Act Reauthorization

AUCD issued a letter to the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the House Education & Workforce Committee regarding the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act (H.R. 4508). The PROSPER Act would reauthorize the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) and the letter expresses AUCD's position on policy stances taken within the bill.

 
 

12/11/2017

Concerns with the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act

Higher Ed Reauthorization
pdf File AUCD Statement on PROSPER.pdf [download]
 
 

12/11/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayContinuign Resolution; Tax Reform; Higher Ed Reauthoriztion; ABLE; Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries; nominations; and more

 
 

12/11/2017

Support for the Improve Access to Higher Education amendment to H.R. 4058

Higher Ed Reauthorization
pdf File PROSPER Democratic Amendment Support Letter.pdf [download]
 
 

12/4/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondaySenate appropved tax bill; Continuing Resolution; CHIP funding; HEA Reauthorization; and more

 
 

11/20/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayTax Reform; Thanksgiving Recess; Medicaid Reform; Continuing Resolution; Nominations; AIM HIGH Act; Supported Employment; and more

 
 

11/17/2017

Thanksgiving Recess - Action Needed - Tax Bill and Affordable Care Act

On November 16, the full House (HR 1) and the Senate Finance Committee (see results of session and amendments) passed legislation that would make drastic changes to the tax code. The Senate version would repeal the requirement in current law that all Americans must have health insurance coverage. This individual mandate is a critical part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which helps keep premium costs lower than they otherwise would be without the requirement. Meet with your Members of Congress while they are back home, November 20-24. Use this action alert to help educate them.

 
 

11/16/2017

Health Care Reform: A Research to Policy Brief

Written by: Christine Marcella Grosso, Kim Musheno, John Tschida, Denise Rozell, Adriane Griffen, AUCD

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. The main goals of this landmark health reform law are to: expand access to coverage, improve the quality of care, and make coverage more affordable. Since its passage, the ACA has extended health insurance coverage to approximately 20 million people and contributed toward slower growth of health care costs. The ACA contains many provisions intended to ensure accessible, comprehensive, affordable, non-discriminatory coverage for consumers, especially people with disabilities.

 
 

11/14/2017

Tuesdays with Liz - Tim Shriver

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All Liz interviews Tim Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics, about leadership and people with disabilities.

 
 

11/13/2017

Appropriations Letters re Funding for Supported Employment Grant Funding

House and Senate

Under the current budget proposal for the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education (ED), and Related Agencies Appropriation Bill, funding for the Vocational Rehabilitation Supported Employment State Grant program has been eliminated. The undersigned organizations are writing to express our grave concerns with the proposed discontinuation of this funding in the 2018 budget. We are requesting that funding be restored to at least the $27.5 million level that is in the FY 2017 budget. Without this funding, the opportunity for individuals with significant disabilities to succeed in competitive integrated employment will be significantly curtailed.

 
 

11/13/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayTax Reform; Medicaid Reform; Assessment under ESSA; nominations; and more

 
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