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Dozens of Statewide Groups Warn Against AHCA

More than 30 statewide organizations representing health care and human service workers, providers of supports and services, people with disabilities, and others are asking New York’s Congressional Delegation to reject the American Health Care Act recently passed by the House of Representatives.

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Congress To Consider Disability Integration Act

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing new federal legislation that would ensure people with disabilities have access to community-based services.

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New York City Shelters Will Do More For People With Disabilities

New York City’s homeless services agency, under a settlement reached this week, has agreed to do more to accommodate homeless people who are disabled.

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Lawmaker Defends ACA Replacement

Its future in the Senate is uncertain, but it crystalizes the conservative Republican approach to “free-market” health care.

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AHCA Could Prove Catastrophic For People With Disabilities

This bill will result in people with disabilities and their family members losing health coverage in the private insurance market and in Medicaid.

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Reform Groups Ask Flanagan To Stop Passing Unused Stipends

Leaders of four New York government reform groups are calling for Republican Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to stop allowing the unused stipends of Senate committee chairs to be passed to vice chairs.

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Female Democrat U.S. Senators Question AHCA Impact

Heidi Murkoff, author of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” and Natalie Weaver, a North Carolina mother of an 8-year-old daughter with special needs, attended the event and expressed fears that the AHCA could leave life-threatening conditions uncovered by insurance.

 Stabenow said Down syndrome could also be categorized as a pre-existing condition and many children with special needs may lose assistance their insurance previously covered.

 

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