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Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the ADA

July 26, 2011
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Statement by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Today, I join my fellow Americans in celebrating the anniversary of the passage of a great civil rights achievement, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As we look back at the progress we’ve made in the last 21 years, we...
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CMS Stakeholder Call Today at 1:30pm!

May 17, 2011
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CMS Stakeholder Call Today at 1:30pm!

I just received a notice from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Disability for a CMS Stakeholder/Advocate Call about Accountable Care Organizations that is scheduled for 1:30 pm TODAY.  I have to admit, I’m a bit disappointed that this notice didn’t come in until 7:30am this morning.  That doesn’t give people...
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How the Affordable Care Act (health reform) will Benefit People with Disabilities

May 19, 2010
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How the Affordable Care Act (health reform) will Benefit People with Disabilities

Over the last year, everyone has been following health reform, whether we wanted to or not; and the final legislation will make some very significant changes to the way this country addresses health and health care services. Considering disability’s past history with the “medical model” and the increase in older adults with chronic health...
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Countdown: 100 Days to the ADA (courtesy of www.Disability.gov)

April 26, 2010
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Countdown:  100 Days to the ADA (courtesy of www.Disability.gov)

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” -George Bernard Shaw Many of you may be familiar with the Federal government’s Disability.gov web site. A joint project with 21 federal agency partners, it is an award-winning Web site that contains disability-related resources on programs,...
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Sunday Health Reform Vote

March 21, 2010
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Sunday Health Reform Vote

Sunday is probably one of the most pivotal moments in this health reform debate. The debate is scheduled to begin at about 1pm to determine whether this massive legislation will move forward. However, don’t expect a vote to occur until several hours afterward. There has been a lot of pressure on the Hill to...
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Finance Committee Approves Baucus’ America’s Healthy Future Act

October 13, 2009
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Finance Committee Approves Baucus’ America’s Healthy Future Act

The Senate Finance Committee today approved Chairman Baucus’ health reform bill, the America’s Healthy Future Act by a vote of 14-9. You can read the Baucus Press Release yourself. Portion of Senator Baucus’ Opening Statement at the Mark‐Up Benjamin Franklin said: “Well done is better than well said.” Now pretty much everything’s been said....
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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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