Government action on disabilities issues is shifting to Washington DC. As you know, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act which would cap the federal share of Medicaid funding and have a very detrimental effect on individuals with disabilities across the nation.
Earlier this week, the Republican leadership of the House of Representatives revealed its plan for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Included in the plan is a proposal to significantly change the federal government’s role in funding Medicaid.
CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2017 – Together for Choice, a new coalition of service providers, family members and concerned citizens, today announced that it is launching a national initiative to push for solutions for an often overlooked population: individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who face a growing shortage of suitable housing and vocational opportunities.
At our MFA meeting last Sunday, Geana Connelly mentioned that she and Mike Diaz attended the ACCSES conference in Savannah, Georgia. ACCSES is a network of over 1,200 organizations, including Misericordia, which seeks to expand choice for individuals with disabilities.