Posts Tagged ‘ Community Choice ’

Back…and just in time – Major Hill Rally on Long Term Services and Supports

October 8, 2009
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Back…and just in time – Major Hill Rally on Long Term Services and Supports

Let me just say, that not only things are moving quickly here in Washington, DC but that they are moving in a major way.  Taking place right now is the Community NOW Advocacy Day in 430 Dirksen. Representatives from the Senate Health, Education and Labor and Pensions Committee, the disability community and a family...
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Additional Long Term Services and Supports Amendments in the new Senate Finance bill

September 22, 2009
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To Accept with Modification Rockefeller Amendment #D11: On page 50, at the end of the Long Term Services and Supports section Insert, ― The Chairman’s Mark would express the Sense of the Senate that this Congress should address long-term services and supports in a comprehensive way that guarantees elderly and disabled individuals the care...
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Community First Choice Option in new Senate Finance Bill

September 22, 2009
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LATEST NEWS – Things are moving fast here in Washington DC. I know that many people with disabilities have been actively working to get the Community First Choice (CFC) Option included in health reform legislation as a whole. First proposed by by Senator Harkin as a way to get the key provisions of the...
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Baucus Health Reform Bill – Quick Overview on Disability Issues

September 18, 2009
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Baucus Health Reform Bill – Quick Overview on Disability Issues

Obviously, I am buried under health reform these days but I wanted to send out a few quick bullet points about the Baucus health reform bill that might be of interest to people with disabilities.  I’ve always said that comprmise is where everybody goes away unhappy.  Max Baucus’ health reform bill from the Senate Finance...
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Anniversary of Olmstead Decision – 10 years and counting…

June 22, 2009
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Anniversary of Olmstead Decision – 10 years and counting…

Greetings! Great news! Things are still busy, but I’m hoping that with the brand new Twitter feed, I can now offer a little more detail as to everything going on here in Washington DC. Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: Day in Washington looks at disability policy issues. Today’s podcast/blog post...
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Kennedy Health Reform Bill Released

June 9, 2009
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Yes, you heard it here first! Chairman Edward Kennedy and Democratic Members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee just released their “Affordable Health Choices Act.” Now it is important to note that considering the complexity of this legislation and how it will impact every single individual in this country, it...
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Obama Disability Agenda and What Does it Mean? (Day In Washington Policy Podcast #34)

March 3, 2009
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Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: During his campaign, Obama outlined his plan for people with disabilities in an 8-page document. After his election, that outline became part of his Administration’s Disability Policy Agenda. This episode is an overview examining President Obama’s Disability plan and what it means for people with...
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Day in Washington Podcast #18 (Medicaid and Community Choice Act Hearing)

January 22, 2008
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Day in Washington- The Disability Policy Podcast explores and discusses various aspects of disability policy. Each episode will cover a specific issue within disability, and/or a disability-related news article. These 5-10 minute podcasts offer an easy to understand introduction to disability policy and resources for those interested in further study. You can find the text of each...
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