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Category Archives: Therapies and Health Care

Health care disparities need to be remedied and beneficial therapies made more widely available; however, the use of scientifically unproven treatments and those that focus on normalization should be discouraged. Other category archives, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

ASAN Opposes Citizenship Questions For 2020 Census

This document is also available as a PDF here. August 7, 2018 Jennifer Jessup Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer Department of Commerce Room 6616 14th and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20230 Re: Docket ID:  USBC–2018–0005, Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2020 Census Dear Ms. Jessup, The Autistic Self Advocacy Network...

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ASAN Letter to FDA on Banning Electric Shock Devices

You can download this letter as a PDF here. Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Scott Gottlieb Commissioner Food and Drug Administration John Michael Mulvaney Director Office of Management and Budget Sent via electronic mail Re: FDA proposed rule banning electrical stimulation devices...

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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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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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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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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: Tell the Senate: It’s time to scrap this bill

We’ve won another week. 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. Now they’re not sure they have the votes they need – but neither does our side. We need more Senators...

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ACTION ALERT: Here’s what YOU can do to stop the ACA repeal

Now is the time to act. Last week, ASAN stood with disabled protesters who staged a die-in in the nation’s capital, underscoring the message that if the Senate’s ACA repeal bill is passed, people will die as a direct result. If this bill passes, hundreds of billions of dollars...

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