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Congressional Recess

from National FV: Congress is in recess until October 15. When they return, they  must  address FY 2020 appropriations, because the "continuing resolution" enacted last month expires on November 21. See  Short-Term Funding Bill Keeps Government Open, Also Includes Sound Provision Reducing Federal and State Medicaid Drug Costs  (Georgetown Center for Children and Families blog post, 10/3/19). There is still continued interest in addressing prescription drug prices and surprise medical billing. Those are both controversial issues, however, so it may be difficult to craft legislation that can get through Congress. More information about these issues can be found in the  October 3 Update .   With respect to  surprise medical bills , the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Richard Neal (D-MA), has  suggested  that Congress enact a law requiring the administration to undertake a "negotiated rulemaking process." Under such a plan, the administration w


  SERIES :  Health Reform: Beyond the Basics Part IV: Preventing & Resolving Data Matching Issues Thursday, October 10, 2:00 pm ET Part V: Plan Design Tuesday, October 15, 2:00 pm ET Part VI: Plan Selection Strategies Thursday, October 17, 2:00 pm ET   Immigrant Eligibility for Health Coverage Programs Tuesday, October 22, 2:00 pm ET Center on Budget and Policy Priorities   Working with Immigrants: What Consumer Enrollment Assistance Providers Need to Know Now Tuesday, October 29, 2:00 pm ET Center on Budget and Policy Priorities   Best Practices When Assisting People with Disabilities Enroll in Health Coverage Thursday, October 31, 2:00 pm ET Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Series archive: Part I: Determining Households & Income for PTC & Medicaid Tuesday, October 1, 2:00 pm ET Part II: Premium Tax Credits  Thursday, October 3, 2:00 pm ET Part III: Auto-Renewal Process for 2020 on Tuesday, October 8, 2:00 p

Siblings Perspectives: Some Guidelines for Parents

from IIDC: Siblings Perspectives: Some Guidelines for Parents Contributed by Marci Wheeler M.S.W. There is little doubt that those of us raised with siblings have been influenced by that relationship. Living with a brother or sister with an autism spectrum disorder adds more significant and unique experiences to that relationship. Throughout numerous accounts of parents and siblings of children with disabilities it becomes very clear; when a child in the family has a disability, it affects the whole family. Also clear is that families and each member can be both strengthened and stressed from this situation. It is the degree of these conflicting effects that seem to vary from family to family and person to person. There are some factors that have been found to help strengthen families and minimize the stressors. This brief article is meant to arm you with important information and practical suggestions for helping and supporting siblings. Though limited research has been d

1102 Task Force Update

September 24, 2019 Meeting agenda Meeting recording Presentations Ability Indiana Employment Array workgroup Employment First HSRI - BDDS waiver redesign Indiana 211 Vocational Rehabilitation

2019 National Survey on Health and Disability

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED  2019 National Survey on Health and Disability We want to know how your access to health care and insurance may be affecting your life. The NIDILRR-funded  Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL)  is looking for adults with disabilities to complete an online survey about health insurance and health care services. Whether you have private insurance, insurance from an employer, TRICARE, Medicaid, Medicare or no insurance right now please complete the survey. ·        Adults, 18 and over, with any type of disability, chronic illness/disease, mental or physical health condition are encouraged to participate  ·        The survey should take about 20-30 minutes to complete ·        Responses are anonymous  To complete the survey, to go: NSHD2019 Whether or not you complete the survey, you can choose to enter a drawing to win one of ten $100 gift cards. If you prefer to take the survey over the phone or have