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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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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
Time for a Health Insurance Check Up
The CCD Health Task Force has created this fact sheet to help spread the word about open enrollment for people who need health insurance and re-enrollment for people who already have health insurance through the marketplace. CCD encourages individuals and organizations to help spread the word to people who need health insurance and help us reach our goals of affordable quality health care for all.
(October 22,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Letter to Senate re OAA reauthorization
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support, urge you to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA), which expired in 2011, and ensure that two critical improvements make it into the final legislation.
(October 20,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Senate FY 2015 Appropriations for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we are writing to ask you to continue to support the inclusion of $38 million in final FY 2015 budget for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act.
(October 14,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
House FY 2015 Appropriations for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we are writing to ask you to support the inclusion of $38 million in final FY 2015 budget for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act
(October 14,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force is supporting the nomination of Henry Claypool to serve as a Commissioner on the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC)
We are writing this letter on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health Task Force to nominate Henry Claypool to serve as a Commissioner on the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) in response to the July 22, 2014 Federal Register Notice, 79FR42515, calling for MACPAC nominations.
(September 17,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Proposal for a Benefit Offset in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program
The CCD Social Security Task Force has long been on record supporting the creation of a benefit offset in the SSDI program to eliminate the work disincentive created by the cash cliff and create a ramp off of benefits to better support return to work for SSDI beneficiaries.
(September 16,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Complex Rehab Technology Act Support Letter
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities write in strong support of the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act (S. 948/H.R. 942).
(September 8,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD LTSS Letter to CMS on HCBS Regulation
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Long-Term Services and Supports Task Force, write regarding the implementation of the new home and community-based settings rule.
(September 8,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force and Financial Security Task Force to express the opposition of their Task Forces to three proposals for financing the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act; H.R. 647)
(September 3,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Speech Generating Device policies
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we are writing to request your support for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Dear Colleague letter, “Ensure ALS Patients Retain Access to Critical Communication Tools; Join letter to CMS urging clarification of recent Speech Generating Device policies,” addressed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
(August 27,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Higher Education Act reauthorization
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we would like thank you for the opportunity to offer the following recommendations as you take on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
(August 22,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Reference Pricing Letter
We, the co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health Task Force, appreciate the opportunity to comment on out-of-pocket protections and reference pricing, as requested in the FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XIX) issued on May 2 by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury.
(August 8,  2014) - 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.
 
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