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The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities
820 First Street, NE, Ste. 740
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 567-3516 phone
(202) 408-9520 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

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TASK FORCES
HEALTH
 

Mission

The CCD Health Task Force works to ensure access to high quality, accessible, affordable health care for people with disabilities and complex conditions of all ages that meets their individual needs and enables them to be healthy, live as independently as possible, and participate in the community. We work to promote access to comprehensive coverage and eliminate discrimination, disparities and inequities for people with disabilities within and across health care payers, providers, and systems. We recognize that racist and ableist structures, policies and practices have caused and continue to cause disproportionately worse outcomes for Black, Indigenous and other people of color with disabilities. And just as race and disability discrimination intersect, social determinants of health and compounding inequities related to age, size, national origin, immigration status, language, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation, can further reduce access to care and community for people with disabilities. Our advocacy prioritizes recognizing such inequities and championing policies that will reduce and eventually eliminate them.

Co-chairs

  • Caroline Bergner
    American Speech Language Hearing Association
    301-296-5677

  • Michael Lewis
    American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
    202-289-7661 phone 
    202-289-7724 fax 

  • David Machledt
    National Health Law Program (NHELP)
    540-447-9438 phone  

  • Greg Robinson
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network
    202-891-6500 phone 

  ACTIVITIES
Health Task Force
CCD comments on DOJ ADA Title II MDE Docket No 2024-0001-0001
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Health Task Forces and fellow CCD members write to comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability: Accessibility of Medical Diagnostic Equipment of State and Local Government Entities.
(February 12,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Comments on the Interim Final Rule (IFR)- Enforcement of State Compliance with Reporting and Federal Medicaid Renewal Requirements under the Social Security Act.
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Health Care and Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) task forces write to comment on the Interim Final Rule (IFR)- Enforcement of State Compliance with Reporting and Federal Medicaid Renewal Requirements under the Social Security Act.
(February 2,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Annual Report - Health Task Force
(January 9,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Comments 2025 Notice Benefit Payment Parameter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force are writing in response to the 2025 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) proposed rule.
(January 8,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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