Letters

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3/27/2017

AUCD signed onto a Letter Urging FY 2018 Zika Appropriations

AUCD signed onto a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Labor-HHS Subcommittee requesting an increase in funding of public health and biomedical research programs in order to support an effective federal response to the Zika virus during FY 2018.

 
 

2/27/2017

AUCD signed onto a Letter Stressing Important Work of Federal Public Health Agencies

AUCD signed on to a letter urging President Trump to consider the importance of the work done by federal public health and biomedical research professionals as his administration develops new long-term federal hiring policies.

 
 

1/13/2017

AUCD signed onto a Letter Urging a Replacement Plan Before ACA Repeal

AUCD signed onto a letter to Congressional leaders urging that any legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) be accompanied by a detailed replacement plan that provides equal or improved access to high-quality affordable health coverage.

 
 

10/18/2016

AUCD signed onto a Letter from the Friends of HRSA to House Leaders Urging Support for Discretionary Programs

AUCD signed onto a letter from the Friends of HRSA and the American Public Health Association urging lawmakers to support an original FY 2017 request of $7.48 billion for discretionary HRSA programs in the final FY 2017 spending agreement. The letter was sent to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Appropriations Committee and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. The signatories to the letter requested that the committee members restore funding to HRSA programs that were made in earlier bills this year and urged lawmakers not to add any harmful policy riders.

 
 

10/18/2016

AUCD signed onto a Letter from the Friends of HRSA to Senate Leaders Urging Support for Discretionary Programs

AUCD signed onto a letter from the Friends of HRSA and the American Public Health Association urging lawmakers to support an original FY 2017 request of $7.48 billion for discretionary HRSA programs in the final FY 2017 spending agreement. The letter was sent to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. The signatories to the letter requested that the committee members restore funding to HRSA programs that were made in earlier bills this year and urged lawmakers not to add any harmful policy riders.

 
 

9/8/2016

AUCD signed onto a Letter in Support of the RAISE Act

AUCD signed onto a letter in support of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, which would implement the federal Commission on Long-Term Care's recommendation to create a national strategy to support family caregivers.

 
 

8/29/2016

AUCD signed onto a Letter in Support of Exempting CRT Wheelchairs from Medicare's Competitive Bidding Pricing

AUCD signed onto a letter urging Congressional leaders to pass legislation that would permanently exempt Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) wheelchairs and components from Medicare's Competitive Bidding pricing.

 
 

8/22/2016

AUCD signed onto a Letter in Support of the BENES Act

AUCD signed onto a letter in support of the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act, which requires that a notice explaining Part B enrollment rules be mailed to all individuals who are transitioning into Medicare or nearing eligibility.

 
 

7/6/2016

AUCD signed onto a Letter in Support of the Credit for Caring Act of 2016

AUCD signed onto a letter in support of the Credit for Caring Act of 2016, which amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by adding a nonrefundable tax credit for working family caregivers.

 
 

3/1/2016

AUCD signed onto a Letter in favor of HRSA Appropriations

AUCD signed on to a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees that supported the allocation of $7.48 billion in discretionary funding to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for FY2017. The letter was sent by the Friends of HRSA, a national coalition of organizations focused on supporting public health programs. HRSA plays an essential role in providing vital treatment and support services for individuals living in underserved, at-risk areas and helps minimize health disparities across the U.S. AUCD strongly recommends that Congress provide appropriate funds.

 
 

2/12/2016

Zika Emergency Funding Request

Letter to Senators Cochran, Mikulski, Blunt and Murray, and Representatives Rogers, Lowey, Cole and DeLauro

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we are writing in support of the President�s $1.8 billion emergency funding request and for sustained federal funding related to responding to the Zika virus via public health programs. The effects on fetuses and newborns, including the devastating effects on the developing fetal brain, is a major health concern related to Zika infection. The health of women, infants and children is central to our mission, and we believe that the response by the government at home and abroad is essential to ensure that the American people are protected.

 
 

2/11/2016

AUCD signed onto a Letter in favor of more funding for Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittees

AUCD signed on to a letter in support of greater funding for Congressional subcommittees that manage appropriations for programs in the Departments of Labor, Education and Health and Human Services.

 
 

11/12/2015

AUCD and CPR Comments on ACA Section 1557

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (RIN 0945-AA02)

AUCD along with members of the Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) provided comment on the proposed rule Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities to implement section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs or activities.

 
 

11/4/2013

AUCD Letter to Rep. Lucas regarding House and Senate Farm Bills

AUCD Letter to Representative Lucas regarding the House and Senate Farm Bills and proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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11/4/2013

AUCD Letter to Senator Stabenow regarding the House and Senate Farm Bills

AUCD Letter to Senator Stabenow regarding the House and Senate Farm Bills and proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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