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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 New Attacks On The ACA

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) condemns the multiple new attacks on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the Trump administration in the past 24 hours. These attacks undermine our health care system, will raise costs for everyone, and threaten the lives of people with disabilities. ASAN calls on...

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ACTION ALERT: 4 More Days

On Monday, we watched as hundreds of disabled people lined up to attend Congress’ only hearing on ACA repeal, only to be kept out of the room where the future of our health care was being debated. We watched as people with disabilities were arrested for protesting a bill...

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TODAY: National Disability Call-In Day to Save Medicaid

Medicaid and waiver services are under attack. The most recent attempt at ACA repeal features cuts and caps to Medicaid that would cause serious damage to millions of people with disabilities. The Graham-Cassidy bill poses a threat to our community, and it needs to be stopped. ASAN is cosponsoring...

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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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ACA repeal is back – and so are we

The Senate is at it again, trying to rush through disastrous legislation to take our health care away. The Graham-Cassidy bill introduced this week will have the same devastating effects as the repeal bills we’ve been beating back all year. It will slash Medicaid funding, leave millions without health...

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