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Letter of support to Sen. Casey regarding CHIP amendment

AUCD signed on to a letter to Sen. Robert Casey (D-Pa.) in support of his proposed amendment to the Senate health reform bill to fully fund and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Among other things, the amendment will fund CHIP through 2019, streamline enrollment procedures, and ensure that coverage for children remains affordable.

pdf File Final Casey Support Letter - CHIP 12-3-09.pdf [download]


Letter submitted to Washington Post re: CLASS Act

Letter to the Editor of the Washington Post in response to an editorial about the CLASS Act. Written by Larry Minnix, CEO of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, and Marty Ford, Chairperson of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.

pdf File ltr to Wash Post 12-10-09.pdf [download]


GINA sign-on letter to Secs. Geithner, Sebelius and Solis

AUCD signed on to this letter to Secretaries Geithner, Sebelius and Solis in support of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and its implementing provisions to take effect Dec. 7.

pdf File GINA Agency Sign-on letter 11-25-09 .pdf [download]


CLASS Act Thank You letter to Sen. Reid

AUCD has signed on to this letter thanking Senator Reid for his work to include the CLASS Act in the Senate's merged health care reform bill.

doc File Reid LTSS Thanks 11-19-09.doc [download]


Congressional health disparities letter for final health reform legislation

AUCD signed on to a letter urging Congress and the Administration to leave intact the health equity provisions in health reform legislation.

pdf File Congressional Health Disparities Letter for Final Health Reform Legislation (Senate).pdf [download]


CCD Letter on Health Care Reform to the Senate



Letters to Congress urging the inclusion of long term care and supports in health care reform



AUCD Letter to President Obama supporting health care reform principles



AUCD Letter to HHS Secretary on support of the CLASS Act in health care reform

pdf File AUCD Thank You Letter Sebelius.pdf [download]


Letter from HHS Secretary in support of CLASS Act inclusion in Affordable Health Choices Act

pdf File HHS HELP Committee Support Letter.pdf [download]


CCD Letter to House Leadership on Health Care Reform

AUCD signed onto to a letter with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to House leadership citing a serious concern regarding the pressure to lower the cost of a reform bill that could lead lawmakers to inadvertently modify two programs that may negatively impact individuals with disabilities.



Editorial: Health Bill Would Fix What's Broken. Sen. Kennedy, Boston Globe

We have the greatest doctors and medical innovations in the world, but more and more Americans are on the outside looking in to a world of progress and discovery that is denied to them because they cannot afford quality healthcare.
That's wrong - and it's about to change.



President Obama's Letter to Senators Kennedy and Baucus

President Obama's letter thanking the Senators for working in a bipartisan fashion on health care reform as well as his consideration of specific health care issues.



Letter on Health Disparities for Individuals with Disabiltiies and Health Care Reform

Letter signed by over 120 national, state, and local disability organizations providing recommendations on addressing health disparities for individuals with disabilities in health care reform.

pdf File Health Disparities Disability.pdf [download]


AUCD Letter to Sen. Harkin advocating for funds within the economic stimulus to be directed to the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDD)

doc File NCBDDD letter.doc [download]
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