North Carolina Legislative Update

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Republicans in North Carolina have a lot to celebrate with the results of the 2016 elections.  Despite the predictions of most political pundits and the media, Donald Trump is now the President-Elect and Republicans did very well in North Carolina.

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Medicaid Reform Update

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

On June 1st, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Brajer unveiled the state’s 1115 Waiver application, as known as “Medicaid Reform.” An 1115 Waiver, often called a demonstration waiver, a request to change how the Medicaid program is structured, delivered, and evaluated on a state-by-state basis.

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What Members of the Legislature Need From Advocates

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Sometimes getting your message across to a legislator can be confusing. Ever wondered if there was a simple way of knowing how to do this? Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield, N. C. House of Representatives, understands and prepared some helpful tips to assist your advocacy on issues you find important and to clearly have them heard by your elected official.

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THE ARC OF NORTH CAROLINA 2016 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

The Arc of North Carolina has created the following document as an outline for our 2016 legislative agenda. We want you to be aware of the advocacy work we are doing on behalf of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

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HB2 (S.L. 2016-3): Public Facilities Privacy and Securities Act FAQ

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

On March 23, 2016 the North Carolina General Assembly came back to Raleigh for a Special Session to overturn a Charlotte ordinance that expanded nondiscrimination protections and also permitted the use of public restrooms based on gender identity. In response to this ordinance the House Republican leadership filed HB2: Public Facilities Privacy and Securities Act. It is very important for our community to understand that HB2 is not just about restrooms.

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PRESS RELEASE: State Announces New LME/MCO Service Regions

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Breaking News

On March 17, 2016, State health officials announced that the state- and Medicaid-funded LME/MCO providing MH, IDD and substance use services to North Carolina citizens will be consolidating into four service regions across the state. Here is the press release:

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