Medicaid is the nation's primary way of financing and delivering community-based health and long-term services to children and adults with disabilities.  It is the nation's largest health care program, and serves nearly 60 million low-income Americans, including an estimated 9.9 million people with disabilities.  AUCD advocates for the maintenance of the individual entitlement to a full range of Medicaid health and long-term supports and services for all eligible children and adults with disabilities.





Munroe-Meyer Institute Teams with State for Autism Coverage Medicaid Guidelines (NE UCEDD/LEND)

Following a 2015 Nebraska Supreme Court ruling that mandated Medicare coverage for children with autism in the state, Nebraska officials seeking information on the types of services that could and should be provided met with a team of professionals from the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe-Meyer Institute.



  • Community Integration Act

    A bill to reverse the institutional bias in Medicaid and ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries have an opportunity to receive care in a home and community-based setting.





2016 ABLE Act Improvements Fact Sheet

AUCD expresses its support for the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 2704, H.R. 4813), which will raise the age limit for ABLE accounts to age 46. Currently, only individuals with a severe disability prior to 26 years of age may open an ABLE account.


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Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured

The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured provides information and analysis on health care coverage and access for the low-income population, with a special focus on Medicaid's role and coverage of the uninsured.



Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Information on CMS programs

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Disability Policy News In Brief

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