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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
1825 K Street, NW, Ste. 1200
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-2229 phone
(202) 534-3731 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

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TASK FORCES
HEALTH
 

Mission

The CCD Health Task Force works on all the issues encompassed in the very broad term "health". Specific emphasis is placed on private health insurance; public programs such as Medicaid and Medicare; managed care, as well as quality assurance and consumer education and protections.

Co-chairs

  • Mary Andrus
    Easter Seals (ES)
    202-347-3066 phone 
    202-737-7914 fax 
    mandrus@easterseals.com

  • Bethany Lilly
    Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (BCMHL)
    202-467-5730 phone 
    202-223-0409 fax 
    bethanyl@bazelon.org

  • Rachel Patterson
    Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
    973-379-2690 phone 
    973-912-9433 fax 
    rpatterson@christopherreeve.org

  • Peter Thomas
    Brain Injury Association of America
    202-466-6550 phone 
    202-785-1756 fax 
    peter.thomas@ppsv.com 

  • Julie Ward
    The Arc (DPC)
    202-783-2229 phone
    202-783-8250 fax
    ward@thearc.org

  ACTIVITIES
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force 2016 Report_Final
(January 10,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter for Senate on ACA
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), are aware that the 115th Congress is already hard at work on an aggressive calendar for action starting with the Senate Concurrent Budget Resolution released by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Michael Enzi on January 3, 2017.
(January 9,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
2017 - Action Alert on Budget Resolution
CCD is urging its members to tell their Senator to vote no on the budget resolution. The Affordable Care Act provides important access to health care, expansions of long term supports and services, nondiscrimination and health insurance reforms and many other critical provisions.
(January 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to Senators
The undersigned organizations are writing as members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities to express our strong opposition to repealing key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This would be particularly harmful without simultaneous enactment of a replacement plan that maintains or improves existing coverage and access.
(December 12,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Fact Sheet: People with Disabilities Benefit from the Affordable Care Act
Determining whether health reform proposals can meet the needs of people with disabilities requires analyzing the proposals from a disability perspective.
(December 12,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD health task force submitted comments on the redesign of the National Health Interview Survey urging them to maintain key disability related questions
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to continue to participate in the review of the proposed changes to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). As we have previously stated, the current set of disability questions in the NHIS is critically important to the disability community.
(November 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD health task force has developed a brief flyer for member to use regarding the open enrollment period for the health plans authorized by the Affordable Care Act.
If you're uninsured or looking for more affordable health insurance, the “open enrollment” period is the time to visit healthcare.gov or your state’s exchange.
(October 25,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The Health Task Force submitted comments on the 2018 Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters for health insurance plans sold in the marketplaces.
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, thank you for the opportunity to comment on this important rule. 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.
(October 6,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Support and Additional Proposals for the Medicare Affordability and Enrollment Act of 2016
The Co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Senate Finance Committee’s draft Medicare Affordability and Enrollment Act of 2016, recently circulated legislation to make improvements to the Medicare benefit related primarily to affordability and enrollment.
(August 5,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force provided comments on the proposed redesign of the National Health Interview Survey.
The CCD Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed changes to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), and wishes to emphasize the importance of the NHIS’ current set of disability questions to the disability community.
(June 30,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Comments on MACRA NPRM
The CCD Health Task Force provided comments regarding accessibility and patient provided input as it was addressed in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Model under the Physician Fee Schedule in the Medicare program.
(June 27,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD TF letter to OPM re ABA ASD coverage
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Health and Task Force on Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support, we write to thank the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for directing Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program carriers not to exclude coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders in the 2017 plan year.
(March 29,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Medicare letter to Senate Finance
The CCD Health and Long Term Services and Supports Task Forces provided recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee regarding policy options to improve care for people with chronic health conditions in the Medicare program
(February 1,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Comments on wellness plans & GINA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments in response to the EEOC’s proposed rule to modify its current rules implementing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and authorize workplace wellness programs to impose large penalties on employees’ covered spouses who decline to disclose disabilityrelated information.
(January 28,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force submitted comments on the final rule for information relating to access to care in the Medicaid program
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the final rule addressing access to covered Medicaid services.
(January 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force submitted comments on the final request for information relating to access to care in the Medicaid program
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the request for information regarding what additional data sources and approaches could be used to determine whether access to care is sufficient.
(January 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force Report 2015
(January 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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