Tag Archives: National Council on Independent Living

Alert From NCIL: Healthcare Vote Expected Next Week: The Fight Is Not Over!

Disability advocates across the nation are continuing the fight to save Medicaid and preserve our healthcare, our lives and our liberty. Medicaid is the primary funder of home and community based services that provide independence and freedom, preventing older and disabled people from being shoved away in nursing facilities to die. This latest Alert from our friends at … Continue reading Alert From NCIL: Healthcare Vote Expected Next Week: The Fight Is Not Over!

NCIL’s Lindsay Baran & NDY’s Anne Sommers Collaborate on Op-Ed in Washington Examiner

As NDY previously reported, Lindsay Baran of the National Council on Independent Living, Anne Sommers of NDY and several other disability advocates testified on July 10th against an assisted suicide bill pending before the District of Columbia Council Health and Human Services Committee.  The NDY blog on the DC hearing included a video of Anne … Continue reading NCIL’s Lindsay Baran & NDY’s Anne Sommers Collaborate on Op-Ed in Washington Examiner

NDY Press Release: Disability rights advocates are having a busy week opposing legalization of assisted suicide

[Editor’s note:  The PRWeb version of this press release including a photo of NDY Board Chair Anne Sommers is available in pdf format here.] Not Dead Yet leaders as well as advocates from several national and local disability rights groups are having a busy week opposing assisted suicide laws being considered by legislatures in California … Continue reading NDY Press Release: Disability rights advocates are having a busy week opposing legalization of assisted suicide

Not Dead Yet, ASAN and NCIL Weigh In on IOM Report on Dying in America

The Institute of Medicine recently solicited organizational statements of commitment in connection with its report on Dying in America.  The IOM is holding a meeting on Friday, March 20 that’s open to the public and accessible online. Not Dead Yet committed to work on advance care planning and professional education.  To be honest, we aren’t … Continue reading Not Dead Yet, ASAN and NCIL Weigh In on IOM Report on Dying in America