Health Care

 

AUCD works on all of the issues encompassed in the very broad term "health care" for people with disabilities. Specific emphasis is placed on a community rather than institutional bias in affordable, equal access to health care. This includes private health insurance, public programs such as Medicaid and Medicare, managed care, as well as quality assurance and consumer education protections.

Health Reform Hub

Please visit AUCD’s Health Reform Hub, an online gateway designed to provide technical assistance and information about implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

 
 

Resources

 

9/11/2014

Letter to CMS regarding Medicare Coverage of Speech Generating Devices

Over 50 members of Congress sent this letter to CMS asking for information on a coverage decision related to Speech Generating Devices.

 
 

7/30/2014

Six by '15: Healthy Living

At least six states commit to including people with disabilities as an explicit target population in all state public health programs

In 2009 the New York State Department of Health Center for Community Health adopted a policy that all public health programs must explicitly include children and adults with disabilities and their families as a target population in health promotion efforts. The Six by '15 Campaign wants six more states will take this step and build a more inclusive public health system by the end of 2015.

 
 

6/19/2013

Advocates ask CMS for Improvements in Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries

AUCD joins 34 other organizations in letter

In this letter to Melanie Bella, Director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, disability and aging advocates urge for increased transparency, quality measures, readiness review, and continuity of care in demonstrations to integrate care and align financing for those dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

pdf File Dual Eligible stakeholder letter June 19 2013.pdf [download]
 
 
 

Letters

 

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).

doc File AUCD Farm Bill Letter Lucas.docx.doc [download]
 
 

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).

doc File AUCD Farm Bill Letter Stabenow.doc [download]
 
 

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]
 
 
 

Related Links

 

Health Reform GPS

A project of the George Washington University Hirsch Health Law and Policy Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This website provides detailed analysis and commentary on health reform implementation updates including regulatory decisions.

 
 

Families USA: Health Reform Central

Families USA explains key implementation developments

 
 

The Catalyst Center: A Catalyst for Change

The Catalyst Center is a national center dedicated to improving health care insurance and financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

Health reform information focused on children and youth with special health care needs.

 
 

Advance Class Website

A national advocacy organization dedicated the implementation of a strong and vital long-term services and supports program.
 
 

CCD Health Task Force

 
 

The Alliance for Health Reform

Find resources and view archived briefings on health care reform and related topics.

 
 

National Institutes of Health

 
 

Coalition for Health Funding

AUCD is a member of the CHF, the oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health investments.