The Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act of 2023 (CMWRA) was introduced in the House by co-sponsors Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Don Bacon (R-NE), Mary Peltola (D-AK) and Kathy Castor (D-FL), and by Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Richard Blumenthal (CT), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in the Senate. […]
Week of April 25, 2023
How Disability Models Affect Person-Centeredness in (Medicaid) Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) April 19 NIDILRR NARIC shared Shirley Ryan Ability Lab ACL project paper Learn more here. Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: Population Statistical Profiles Pages 2-3 chart from March 27 CMS MMCO annual report to Congress; report shared in April 18 news. Learn more […]
Medicare Drug Price Negotiation – Beneficiary Protections Including Prohibiting QALYs
AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have joined the MAPRx (Medicare Access for Patients Rx) Coalition letter to CMS on Medicare Drug Price Negotiation possible rules. The comments focus on beneficiary protections including prohibiting the use of QALY (Quality-Adjusted Life Years) methods. The April 14 MAPRx letter to CMS is here: PDF. […]
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Access to Medicaid and Medicare Non-Emergency Medical Transportation – H.R. 8841
Legislation (HR 8841) has been introduced to provide access to critical medical transportation. Available here are: (1) February 14 56 advocates support statement, including AAHD; (2) Rep Cardenas statement; (3) Rep Carter statement; (4) RSNAT fact sheet; and (5) page one of HR 8841: Click here for PDF. […]
AAHD Seeking Accessibility & Communications Specialist
Voices of All of Us: Stephen Mikita
Disability Advocate Stephen Mikita Pushes the Bounds and Helps Guide Medical Research “All of Us is not just about data points. It’s about listening to people’s lives. Life is a difficult proposition for everybody.”—Stephen Mikita, All of Us participant partner and retired assistant attorney general of Utah Stephen Mikita not only defied the odds, he redefined them. At […]
Celebrating the ADA this Disability Pride Month!
In honor of Disability Pride Month and the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, AAHD wants to highlight the importance of this landmark law that has greatly impacted the lives of people with disabilities. AAHD is interviewing Michael Hoenig, Dr. Lisa Iezzoni, and Dr. Amy Houtrow, who all serve as […]