Category Archives: long term care

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

Would You Rather Die Than Go To A Nursing Facility? Time For the Community Integration Act!

One of the issues that we have with The Conversation Project is that the online materials suggest that a nursing facility is the only alternative to being “independent”.  (The notion seems to be to ask, “If you had to go to a nursing facility, wouldn’t you rather have an advance directive that declines life-sustaining treatment?”) … Continue reading Would You Rather Die Than Go To A Nursing Facility? Time For the Community Integration Act!

Can people on Medicaid sue states to stop budget cuts?

Monday, October 3, was opening day for the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court heard oral arguments in three consolidated cases: Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California, Douglas v. California Pharmacists Assn. and Douglas v. Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. In these cases, Medicaid recipients and providers are suing the state of California to stop … Continue reading Can people on Medicaid sue states to stop budget cuts?

Threats to Medicaid Are a Not Dead Yet Issue

In transitioning to full time work for Not Dead Yet, I’m bringing my last fifteen years of independent living and health care advocacy experience. I’ve served on a number of boards and committees related to achieving universal health care, protecting and improving health care access for people with disabilities, and reversing the institutional bias built … Continue reading Threats to Medicaid Are a Not Dead Yet Issue

ADAPT is in DC! How to Follow the Action(s)

I really should have posted this over the weekend, but got waylaid by the usual parade of mundane but demanding household tasks that tend to occupy that timeblock. On Saturday, September 19, ADAPT activists from around the country converged on Washington, DC for several days of political advocacy and direct action. Here’s how ADAPT’s September … Continue reading ADAPT is in DC! How to Follow the Action(s)