Health Care Hub


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).





What Is a Health Savings Account?



Friends of NICHD: Research Into Zika, Pregnancy and Child Health

On June 28, 2016, the Friends of NICHD hosted an event on Capitol Hill about biomedical research into the implications of the Zika virus for maternal and child health. Dr. John Columbo, Director of the fe Span Institute at the University of Kansas and a leader of the IDDRC network, presented on prenatal nutrition and early childhood development.



CCD Letter to President Obama on Wellness Programs

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities send this letter to President Obama regarding Affordable Care Act wellness programs and protections for workers with disabilities under the ADA.

pdf File CCD wellness letter.pdf [download]




AUCD signed onto a Letter Urging FY 2018 Zika Appropriations

AUCD signed onto a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Labor-HHS Subcommittee requesting an increase in funding of public health and biomedical research programs in order to support an effective federal response to the Zika virus during FY 2018.



AUCD signed onto a Letter Stressing Important Work of Federal Public Health Agencies

AUCD signed on to a letter urging President Trump to consider the importance of the work done by federal public health and biomedical research professionals as his administration develops new long-term federal hiring policies.



AUCD signed onto a Letter Urging a Replacement Plan Before ACA Repeal

AUCD signed onto a letter to Congressional leaders urging that any legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) be accompanied by a detailed replacement plan that provides equal or improved access to high-quality affordable health coverage.


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.