Posts Tagged ‘ health reform ’

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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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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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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Under a Rock

August 19, 2009
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No, I haven’t been under a rock, although I have been out of town.  Some very good friends were recently married in Las Vegas and since I’ve been back I have been buried under “catch-up” work involving the latest health reform debates. I participated in a conference call with the White House on Friday...
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