Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Arc Reacts to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on the Affordable Care Act

The Arc | For People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

“People with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been waiting for generations for the insurance reforms put in place by the Affordable Care Act. Today’s ruling removes any doubts that the law Congress enacted should stand and will benefit millions of people with and without disabilities. It ends discriminatory insurance practices and makes health coverage more affordable and accessible – important protections which too many people with disabilities have been deprived of for too long.

“But the ruling is not perfect for people with I/DD. 

Read the full response by Marty Ford, Director of Public Policy for The Arc

Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act
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The Arc of the United States advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc Reacts to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on the Affordable Care Act | The Arc Blog


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   Autism Speaks Response to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

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"The need for people with autism to get good quality care is Autism Speaks' first priority. Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act provides clarity to our efforts to achieve that mission. It should be noted that the decision does not affect the autism insurance reform laws enacted by 31 states. ... Congress required such treatment be included as an essential health benefit and the U.S. Supreme Court has held the act constitutional. It is now the obligation of HHS to respect the intent of Congress by insisting all states ... more »

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House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution Holds Hearing on Son-of-the-ADA-Notification Act

Sam at Disability Law - (june 28, 2012)
Yesterday, the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3356, the "ACCESS (ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services) Act," which is the latest version of the oft-proposed ADA Notification Act. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Lungren, testified, as did business owner Lee Ky, disability rights lawyer Andy Levy, and defense lawyer David Warren Peters. You can find their written testimony, as well as the video of the hearing, at the link above.

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