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#ProtectOurCare Postcard Center

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been asking you to get involved in our fight to defend health care. Your advocacy has been amazing – you’ve called your Members of Congress, attended town halls, and taken to social media to stand up for your right to access health care....

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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 insurance...

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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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CALLS NEEDED – Congress votes on ACA repeal TODAY!

Congress is rushing the ACA repeal bill to a vote TODAY. Some last-minute changes have gotten them closer to having the votes they need to pass this devastating bill. Congress knows that what this bill does is wrong–and they want to pass it anyway. But they’re scared of you,...

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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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Tell Congress: don’t delay our civil rights!

Businesses have had 27 years to come into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the civil rights law which requires businesses to be accessible to people with disabilities. But some of them still want a pass on excluding disabled people. Right now, Members of Congress and corporate lobbyists...

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ACTION ALERT: Your Members of Congress are home – tell them what you think!

In the next two weeks, you have a chance to make a difference for the disability community. Your Members of Congress are back in their home states and districts until next Friday, April 21st. This is a crucial time to remind them that the disability community is still watching....

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VOTE POSTPONED – there’s still time to save the ACA and Medicaid

All week, the House of Representatives had planned to vote on ACA repeal today–and thanks to your advocacy, the vote has been postponed. We don’t know if the vote will be postponed until tomorrow or until next week. But we do know that the politicians working to repeal the...

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ASAN Opposes Seema Verma for CMS

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network calls on Congress to reject the nomination of Seema Verma, a longtime proponent of harmful health care policies, as Director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Verma’s previous career as a consultant for State Medicaid programs raises serious concerns about her ability...

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ASAN Letter on NDAA Amendment

ASAN has sent the following letter to members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees regarding an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that addresses coverage of of behavioral treatments for developmentally disabled beneficiaries of military healthcare. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) would like to...

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