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.
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).
The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual Current Population Survey on September 13. Its data on health insurance shows that the U.S. now has the highest number and percentage of uninsured ever recorded.
The Friday Morning Collaborative hosted a webinar titled "Implications of Medicaid Block Grants and Spending Caps for Seniors and People with Disabilities" featuring John Holahan (Urban Institute), Edwin Park (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), Patricia Nemore (Center for Medicare Advocacy) and Trisha Roddy (Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene). Link to Archived Recording: https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=hbmz3h
Brief by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
This brief provides statistics on who Medicaid covers and its role in the health care system.
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.
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.
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.
A new national advocacy organization dedicated to the implementation of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act found in the Affordable Care Act.
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)
Find resources and view archived briefings on health care reform and related topics.
AUCD is a member of the CHF, the oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health investments.