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  • Oct 29 2014 - 3:36pm

    As National Disability Employment Awareness Month draws to a close, the important message that individuals with disabilities are capable, contributing members of their communities shines. Here are a few employment success stories from the greater Asheville area, made possible in part by supports from The Arc of NC.

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  • Oct 29 2014 - 12:19pm

    US DOLThe Department of Labor recently announced  that it will delay enforcement of Fair Labor Standards Act regulations scheduled to take effect January 1, 2015. The regulations, finalized on October 1, 2013, extend minimum wage and overtime protection to home care workers who had long been exempted from the rules under the category of "companionship" services. While the change in regulation was strongly supported by labor unions and the White House, some disability groups like the National Council on Disability and National Council on Independent Living have been concerned that it could lead to reductions in community services that support people to live independently.

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  • Oct 29 2014 - 12:05pm

    NCGAMedicaid reform and the potential restructuring of the Department of Health and Human (DHHS) Services by making the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) a free-standing agency has dominated recent HHS committee meetings.  Although the debate has continued for some time, the House and Senate have maintained very different positions on both issues with little evidence of compromise in sight.  Here’s the latest:

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