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Sign On to Our Letter to Governor Holcomb Regarding the BCRA

Family Voices Indiana will be hand delivering this letter to Governor Holcomb, and Senator Young's and Senator Donnelly's office on July 14, 2017. If your organization would like to sign on, please send contact information to before COB July 13, 2017. If you'd like to sign on as an individual, please send your full name and city to by 5p on July 13, 2017. July 14, 2017 Office of Governor Eric Holcomb State House Room 206 Indianapolis, IN 46204-2797 Dear Governor Holcomb, The undersigned individuals and organizations are all dedicated to ensuring the health and well-being of children in Indiana, particularly children and youth with special health care needs, and we respectfully urge you to advise Senator Young and Senator Donnelly to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). As you know, BCRA will fundamentally restructure and make drastic cuts in the Medicaid program.  Our state will l

AAHD Action Alert – ACA and Medicaid

Dear Friends and Colleagues, AAHD firmly believes that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was an important step forward for people with disabilities in providing greater access to health insurance coverage and we also believe that Medicaid is a vital part of providing health care for people with disabilities. We had previously released a statement calling on Congress and the new administration to responsibly address health care reform and not remove vital protections which the ACA provided for people with disabilities. To read the AAHD full statement,  click here . As part of our National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) project, we also further outlined those eight vital protections provided by the ACA which we believe should be made part of any ACA replacement plan. To read the NDNRC statement,  click here . In May, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). On our NDNRC blog, we analyzed what the AHCA would mean for people with disa

Caregiver Supports Available NOW

Caregiver Support Services Application Process    The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) would like to announce that Caregiver Support Services funds will be available for the fiscal year 2018 beginning July 1, 2017. The Caregiver Support Services is 100 percent state funded and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Previous applications during fiscal year 2017 for Caregiver Support Services  do not  carry over to fiscal year 2018.  A new application must be completed for each fiscal year’s Caregiver Support Services funds (July 1 through June 30).  Any pending applications for Caregiver Support Services will be voided the last week of June and a new application must be submitted on or after July 1 for services beginning after July 1.  Individuals that received services during the previous fiscal year are not guaranteed continued services and will be required to complete the application process on or after July 1.    As long as the Caregive