APSE can be a strong voice for federal programs and legislation that support Employment First. The most effective voice of all, however, is a motivated constituent who takes the time to contact his/her legislator and weigh in on an issue.
APSE provides tools--including APSE Action Alerts--to guide you when you contact members of Congress to discuss issues that matter to people with disabilities. We urge you to take advantage of these tools...and let us know how we can help!
Overview of Medicaid Per Capita Cap Proposals (June 22, 2016)
What Happens to Long-Term Care if Trump Remakes Medicare and Medicaid? (December 16, 2016)
Strong Leadership for Uncertain Times: APSE is Ready for 2017 (December 28, 2016)
Act Now to Protect Health Care (January 9, 2017)
Updates in the Media
The Affordable Care Act: Where Are We? (January 25, 2017)
Medicaid Changes Ahead:
Get Informed, Set Your Strategy, Take Action!
3. As a national organization...
Medicaid Expansion Tied to Employment Among People with Disabilities (December 27, 2016)
The central principle of APSE's Employment First movement is that work is an important part of a meaningful, healthy, full life. Affordable, appropriate healthcare and employment services make full time jobs a reality for millions of Americans with disabilities. Since 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)-- through its expanded Medicaid coverage--has enabled more people with disabilities to lead productive lives in their communities.
Health care reform is a top priority for both Congress and the Trump Administration. One of the first orders of business for the 115th Congress has been to lay the procedural groundwork to repeal the ACA. The Senate-passed measure allows Republicans on Capitol Hill to use a process known as "budget reconciliation" to roll back major parts of the health care law. The House passed its own version, and President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 20th that will enable federal agencies to take steps that will facilitate the repeal and replacement of the ACA.
Still uncertain, however, are the details of ACA/Medicaid reforms. As Congress and the Administration move forward, APSE will stay involved to advocate for the healthcare provisions that are vital to employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities.
APSE urges members to join our efforts to ensure that those with disabilities have a voice in the ACA replacement bill and any subsequent Medicaid reform packages:
Updates from APSE
1. Get Informed
Major Proposed Reforms
2. Set Your Strategy
APSE urges members to monitor how reforms may affect the programs most important to people with disabilities in their area. Here are ACA and Medicaid provisions that have been especially important to the APSE community:
Why You Should Care About Looming Medicaid Cuts (February 14, 2017)
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