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  • Dec 17 2014 - 9:43am

    US SenateWashington, DC – [Yesterday], as the U.S. Senate passed the Achieving a Better Life Act (ABLE Act), The Arc [of the United States], the nation’s largest organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), released the following statement:

    “We are pleased that the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act has been approved by both the U.S. House of Representatives and now the U.S. Senate.  With the clock winding down on this session of Congress, now this important legislation can move to President Obama’s desk. We appreciate the untiring work of the chief sponsors of the bill and the support of a large and broad representation in both chambers of Congress.

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  • Dec 17 2014 - 9:27am

    NCGAThe Joint Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services met on December 9, 2014 to approve its recommendations for the new legislative session convening on January 14th.  While the pathway toward continued Medicaid Reform efforts remains in flux, the following recommendations were offered as part of a larger report:

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  • Dec 10 2014 - 10:48am

    NCGARALEIGH, N.C. — State House leaders and medical providers appear to have won the latest round in the battle over Medicaid reform, but it's a debate that's far from over. 

    Just last week, a special Medicaid reform subcommittee voted with Senate leaders to approve a report recommending the inclusion of managed-care organizations, or MCOs, in reform plans, despite the opposition of House senior Budget Chairman Nelson Dollar.

    On Tuesday, however, all but two members of the full Joint Legislative Oversight Committee of Health and Human Services voted with Dollar, R-Wake, to amend its final report to remove for-profit managed care organizations from its recommendations.

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