Join the Fight to Protect Medicaid

10 million Americans with disabilities are at risk of losing the services that enable them to live and participate in the community.

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Update: November 1, 2019

Yesterday, CPR submitted comments urging the State Department to reconsider its efforts to implement a presidential proclamation issued October 4, 2019 mandating that visa applicants abroad buy certain approved health insurance or have the financial means to cover foreseeable medical expenses. The proclamation limits approved health insurance to plans that typically don’t meet the needs of people with disabilities and conflicts with several existing laws, including the Affordable Care Act. A complaint challenging the proclamation was filed in federal court on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, the Department of Justice filed notices of appeal in eight of the nine cases challenging the Department of Homeland Security's public charge rule (a decision in the Baltimore case has been deferred in light of the injunctions in other cases). Injunctions were issued in each of those cases last month halting implementation of the rule.

For updates on litigation and advocacy efforts against the presidential proclamation and the public charge rule, please visit us here.

Our Mission

10 million people with disabilities rely on Medicaid to live and participate in their communities. Over the past year, Congress attempted, and failed, to pass several different healthcare bills with devastating cuts to Medicaid.  But the fight is not over. Congress may try again to pass significant cuts to Medicaid, whether through the budget or in another healthcare or tax bill.  Federal agencies are also proposing policies that hurt people with disabilities who rely on Medicaid.  We need to continue to educate government leaders about the importance of Medicaid to the lives of people with disabilities.

Our purpose on this website is to help people with disabilities, their families, and advocates/allies understand the impact of the changes proposed by Congress and federal agencies and give them the tools to advocate.

Please contact us if you have questions, suggestions, or additional resources you'd like to see included.

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