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Discrimination in Health Care: Section 1557 and the Protection of Our Rights

Introduction  The Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act is a law that was passed in 2010. People call it the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Some people also call it Obamacare, because Barack Obama was the President who helped make the law. “Obamacare” and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are...

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Health Care and You: Why How We Pay For Health Care Affects Our Lives and How To Improve It

Introduction  Health care is really important for people with disabilities. Without health care in the community, people with disabilities will live worse lives.  A lot of people with disabilities need government programs to help us pay for health care and stay healthy. For example, Medicaid is a program in...

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Save vital health care services in DC!

DC’s Department on Disability Services plans to abruptly cancel a contract with Georgetown University which provides people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) with lifesaving health services. Too often, people with I/DD are allowed to fall through the cracks of the health care system — ignored or misunderstood by...

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ACTION ALERT: Health care under fire again – call your Senators now!

You already know how important the Affordable Care Act is for people with disabilities in the US. Over the last year and a half, we’ve contacted you about multiple attacks on the ACA as Congress tried again and again to strip affordable health care from millions of Americans and...

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8 DAYS to save our health care

The threat of ACA repeal is back, and it is worse than ever. Congress is set to vote on Graham-Cassidy, a bill that would raise premiums for most families, allow insurance to discriminate based on pre-existing conditions, and make devastating cuts to Medicaid. Congress is serious about trying to...

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ACTION ALERT: LAST CHANCE to Save Health Care

Dear friends, The Senate plans to vote THIS WEEK to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The vote could come as early as TOMORROW – even though we still don’t know which of the recently proposed bills they’ll be voting on. But we do know that all of these bills...

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ACTION ALERT: Almost There On Health Care!

Dear friends, The Senate thought that this was the week they could repeal the Affordable Care Act and destroy Medicaid, but your persistence made them think twice. Last night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that they didn’t have the votes–but there’s a catch. Now, in a last desperate...

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ACTION ALERT: Your voice can save health care!

Yesterday, we saw the latest text of the Senate’s ACA repeal bill. Just as we suspected, the Senate spent their 4th of July recess cutting deals and making trades to sway more Senators towards voting yes. But the new bill is just as devastating for the millions of Americans...

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ASAN Condemns House Vote on American Health Care Act

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) condemns today’s vote by the House of Representatives to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The AHCA, if passed by the Senate, would slash Medicaid supports for Autistic adults and others with disabilities. It would also make health insurance unaffordable for millions...

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ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Just a month after declaring that the Affordable Care Act will remain “the law of the land,” Congress is taking another swing at destroying Medicaid and taking away your health care. Their new version of the repeal bill is worse than ever, and they’re rushing it through the House...

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