Posts Tagged ‘ health care ’

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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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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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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Why do we need health reform anyway?

August 21, 2009
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Why do we need health reform anyway?

There has been a lot of discussion of late about the various health reform bills and what they really mean and not all of that discussion has been positive or productive. I do believe that there are some valid concerns about these bills. No legislaton is perfect. And in all of the rhetoric currently...
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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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Day in Washington is on NPR!

March 11, 2009
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My apologies for not posting yesterday.  I have no excuse other than excitement over the opportunity to speak on the Brian Lehrer Show which is on wNYC, a New York NPR affiliate. The discussion was  on the Obama Disability Agenda.  I have to thank, Brian Lehrer, Jody Avirgan and Megan who made it a simple and...
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Economic Stimulus, Recovery and Disability – (Day in Washington Policy Update #33)

February 18, 2009
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Day in Washington explores and discusses various aspects of disability policy. Each episode covers a specific issue within disability, and/or a disability-related news article. These 6 minute podcasts offer an easy to understand analysis of current disability policy and politics. You can find the text of each podcast in the comments. If you have difficulty downloading...
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