Category Archives: Affordable Care Act

NDY Release: Disability Advocates Protest American Health Care Act

[Note: This is NDY’s version of ADAPT’s Press Release, slightly revised to include a quote from Anita Cameron, who joined other disability activists for these protests.] Contacts: Bruce Darling: (585) 370-6690 Anita Cameron (720) 413-9064 Disability Advocates Protest Senate Leader Over Cuts to Medicaid for Millions of Elderly and Disabled Americans (June 22, 2017, Washington D.C.) Today, … Continue reading NDY Release: Disability Advocates Protest American Health Care Act

Anita Cameron: American Health Care Act and Doctor Prescribed Suicide

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is dangerous for people with disabilities. If passed, among other things, it will most likely eliminate affordable insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, cut $834 billion from Medicaid over ten years (most people with disabilities, including seniors, rely on Medicaid for personal care, long-term care services and supports … Continue reading Anita Cameron: American Health Care Act and Doctor Prescribed Suicide

ADAPT’s Powerful Statement in Response to US House Passage of “Healthcare” Law

[Editor’s note: After an all-day online conference related to brain injury healthcare, I learned the horrible and life threatening news of House passage of the new “healthcare” law, which is really the old law of no protection for all of us with pre-existing conditions, and those of us who need home and community based long … Continue reading ADAPT’s Powerful Statement in Response to US House Passage of “Healthcare” Law

NDY in National Disability Leadership Alliance: Opposing Cuts To Vital Healthcare

[Editor’s Note: NDY is a member of the Steering Committee of the National Disability Leadership Alliance. The Steering Committee consists of 15 national organizations run by people with disabilities. Below is a press release issued by NDLA in connection with a letter joined by over 200 disability groups opposing Congressional efforts to cut healthcare and … Continue reading NDY in National Disability Leadership Alliance: Opposing Cuts To Vital Healthcare

Disability Rights Organizations Issue Statement Opposing Assisted Suicide Laws and Supporting Health Care

To be released on the occasion of the House Committee markup  of a Disapproval Resolution on the District of Columbia assisted suicide bill We, as disability rights organizations, oppose the legalization of assisted suicide, which is a dangerous and harmful public policy. We also support the continuation of the Affordable Care Act and everything it does … Continue reading Disability Rights Organizations Issue Statement Opposing Assisted Suicide Laws and Supporting Health Care