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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD
Health Task Force
CCD Statement on the AHCA Cancelled Vote
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is relieved and pleased that the House of Representatives cancelled the vote on the American Health Care Act,” said Kim Musheno, CCD Chair. “This bill would have resulted in millions of people with disabilities losing access to comprehensive, affordable and accessible health care, as well as critical Medicaid services that help them live and participate in the community.
(March 25,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD responds to American Health Care Act Manager’s Amendment
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities remains extremely concerned about the American Health Care Act. The Medicaid per capita caps in the original bill put home and community-based services (HCBS) for people with disabilities at serious risk of major cuts or even elimination, as the CBO noted. The recent manager’s amendment does not resolve these concerns, and in fact, likely exacerbates them. 
(March 22,  2017)
Veterans and Military Families Task Force
Social Security Caregiver Credit Legislation and Veterans
Social Security retirement benefits are based upon a person's earnings in the workplace and when someone has to drop out of the workforce to care for a loved one, this can have an adverse impact on their future financial security in the form of lower benefits. In recent sessions of Congress, legislation has been introduced to allow people who provide at least 80 hours a month of unpaid assistance for a relative with disabilities to continue earning Social Security credits.
(March 20,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments to Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 Notice
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the implementation notice and request for comment on “Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA): Implementation of Various Section 8 Voucher Provisions” [Docket No. FR-5976-N-03] published on January 18, 2017.
(March 17,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Statement Opposing 2018 Presidents Budget
Washington DC, March 16, 2017 - The Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations, is alarmed by President Trump’s so-called “skinny” FY 2018 budget. While this budget does not address substantial parts of the federal budget and provides remarkably little detail, it is clear that many of the changes it proposes would have dire consequences on people with disabilities, their families, and service providers.
(March 17,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD weighs in on the American Health Care Act advancing in the House of Representatives repeal and replace bill
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and other national organizations write in response to the American Health Care Act. Despite the extremely limited time for review, we have serious concerns about many parts of this legislation and urge members to oppose it.
(March 17,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD responds to CBO score of the American Health Care Act
The Congressional Budget Office’s score confirms the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’ concern that the American Health Care Act would decimate the Medicaid program and endanger the lives and independence of the more than 10 million people with disabilities who rely on Medicaid. For most people with disabilities, Medicaid is the only source of long-term services and supports.
(March 16,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD #SaveMedicaid social media action toolkit
On March 16 at 10am, let’s all tell Congress that Medicaid cuts and caps are dangerous and unacceptable. Sign up through the Thunderclap program, and it will automatically send this one message through your Twitter and/or Facebook accounts. Collectively the messages will spread across social media and slam the social feeds of your Members of Congress at once, like a virtual clap of thunder.
(March 13,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter of Opposition for ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 H.R. 620 - March 2017
The undersigned 217 members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies of CCD write in opposition to the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620). The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(March 13,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD raises concerns about the House American Health Care Act which repeals major portions fo the Affordable Care Act and caps and cuts the Medicaid program.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is gravely concerned about the American Health Care Act. This is simply unconscionable to pay for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by cutting services for low income individuals with disabilities, adults, older adults, and children.
(March 8,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD ACTION ALERT: Call Now to Stop Medicaid Cuts and Health Care Repeal
Congress is on a fast track to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to make drastic cuts to the Medicaid program. The level of cuts over time would decimate the Medicaid program.
(March 7,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Comments on Treasury 504 NPRM
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Nondiscrimination of the Basis of Disability in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance from the Department of the Treasury (Department), RIN 1505-AC54 (January 3, 2017).
(March 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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Members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities address a broad range of issues. Most of the public policy work is carried out by task forces. Click on the links below to get information on the activities of any individual task force or to contact co-chairs by email.
 
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support
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