Advocacy

Topics:

Community Integration •  Criminal & Juvenile Justice  • Education  • Employment  • Health Care  • Involuntary Interventions • Legal Capacity

Featured Issue:

Employment. Get the latest on our work advancing opportunities for real work for real wages for people with disabilities, including bills expanding competitive integrated employment and ending subminimum wage for people with disabilities.  More on employment here.

Medicaid:

We know it can be hard to keep up with everything that’s happening so we created a page to give you a few quick facts and updates about the most pressing issues.

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Recent Medicaid Updates:

January 8, 2020

Great news! Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied a stay of the nationwide injunction of the public charge rule issued by the Southern District of New York in October. This means that the nationwide injunction will remain in effect and implementation of the rule cannot move forward during appeal, despite orders issued by the Fourth and Ninth Circuit last month granting stays of the nationwide injunctions issued by federal district courts in Maryland and Washington. Updates on all of the ongoing lawsuits can be found here.

December 19, 2019

Today, Congress approved another short-term reauthorization of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program as part of the minibus spending bill. The deal reauthorizes MFP only through May 22, 2020. While we had hoped for long-term reauthorization now, we understand that Congress hopes to use this short-term extension create pressure for a larger healthcare package before the Memorial Day recess that could include permanent funding for MFP. Read more here.

December 18, 2019

The Center for Public Representation is extremely concerned by today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Texas v. US that puts the healthcare of tens of millions of people at risk. The Court ruled that the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional and sent it back in the hands of the district court judge – who has already once struck down the entire ACA as unconstitutional – to decide whether to invalidate the entire law. Read our full statement on the decision here and for the latest updates on the case, please visit us here.

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