Deja Vu. The last time Congress proposed to decimate Medicaid and insurance protections, National ADAPT came to the rescue. We linked to some of the impressive coverage in this blog. Now they’ve done it again, saved the lives and liberty of millions – again! One tweet said, “In 2017, the cavalry doesn’t ride on horses. … Continue reading National ADAPT Saves Our Lives and Liberty AGAIN!
ADAPT’s June 22nd protest in Washington, D.C. brought unprecedented public attention to disabled people’s profound fears about the very real and personal consequences of proposed cuts to Medicaid. It’s not an exaggeration to say that lives and liberty are at stake. Rachel Maddow’s coverage on MSNBC was especially detailed in painting a clear picture of … Continue reading Disability Activists Hold Nationwide Protests of Proposed Medicaid Cuts
Disability Rights Activist Pam Auer to Represent Not Dead Yet at My Medicaid Matters Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, October 17 On Wednesday, October 17, National ADAPT is leading a My Medicaid Matters Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to oppose cuts to Medicaid. Disability rights activist Pam Auer will represent Not Dead Yet as one … Continue reading Disability Rights Activist Pam Auer to Represent NDY at My Medicaid Matters Rally in Harrisburg, PA on Wednesday, October 17
This week the NDY blog will once again feature a mix of the usual NDY-related topics but also bring news of the current Spring Action of ADAPT in Washington, DC. Here’s a slightly edited intro to ADAPT and NDY’s relationship to ADAPT and the policies ADAPT advocates for: First and foremost, NDY is a disability … Continue reading NDY President Diane Coleman in DC with ADAPT! (Fighting for Medicaid)
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?