NASDDDS Report Outlines Factors to be Considered for People with Disabilities in US Health Care Reform Agenda

February 5, 2009

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) has published a report titled "Health Care Reform:
Long-Term Services and Supports for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities" outlining a series of factors to be considered as the U.S. health care reform agenda unfolds. The goal is to ensure that health care reform efforts fully consider the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Adults and children with developmental disabilities rely heavily on the national Medicaid program not only for physical and mental health services, but also for long-term services and supports that enable them to live and participate in their communities.