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ACTION ALERT: We won’t go back – call your Senators NOW!

Our community made history on Friday when Liz Weintraub became the first person with an intellectual disability to testify at a Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate. As a policy expert and leader in the self-advocacy movement, Liz testified about what our community stands to lose if...

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ACTION ALERT: Disability Rights v. Kavanaugh – call your Senators today!

Since before there was a self-advocacy movement, our community has fought for the right to be in control in our own lives. Now, a nominee to the Supreme Court threatens the progress we have made. Judge Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t believe that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the...

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ACTION ALERT: ️National Call-In: Tell Congress “No Tax on Disability!”

Right now, Congress is trying to ram through their tax reform bill — and if it passes, it’ll be devastating to people with disabilities. We can still stop this bill from passing, but only if we take action together. TODAY, Wednesday, November 29, is a national disability community call-in day. We need your...

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ACTION ALERT: Tell your Senators “no thanks” to repealing the ACA

What’s happening in the Senate now could hurt people with disabilities for years to come. Here’s what’s going on: More attacks on the Affordable Care Act. The Senate tax bill would repeal the individual mandate of the ACA – the part that makes insurance affordable for most people. Repealing...

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ACTION ALERT: ACA Repeal is Back – We Need YOU!

ACA repeal is back, and it’s just as bad as ever. Health care and Medicaid for people with disabilities are being threatened once again in order to pay for a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans. Congress is using the current Senate tax bill to try to repeal the...

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ACTION ALERT: ACA Repeal is back

Yesterday, Congress posted their newest version of their tax reform bill. In addition to the things in the bill that already hurt people with disabilities, we saw ACA repeal come back from the dead. They’re doing this by trying to repeal the individual mandate, which is what makes insurance...

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It’s time to get health insurance!

Open Enrollment has begun! Open Enrollment is the time every year when people who do not have health insurance through their job, and cannot get insurance through Medicaid or other programs, can apply for insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at www.healthcare.gov. This year’s Open Enrollment period is...

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ASAN Condemns Executive Order Sabotaging the ACA

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) condemns the executive order issued by President Trump today attacking critical protections for people with disabilities in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The executive order would make it easier for insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, and could allow insurers...

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It’s on us to stop this bill

We need you to act now. ACA repeal is back in the Senate, and it’s just as damaging as before. The latest bill still eliminates protections for people with pre-existing conditions, still slashes funding for the Medicaid services that people with disabilities rely on, and would still leave millions...

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ACTION ALERT: It’s Not Over Yet

This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed the ACA repeal bill. ASAN’s statement on the bill is here, but the short version is that this final version is a disaster for people with disabilities. If passed by the Senate, this bill will:   Leave 24 million people without health...

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